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Study suggests utility rate increases for Poseyville By Valerie Werkmeister Members of the Poseyville Town Council learned the results of a utility rate study they commissioned from Pat Callahan, CPA during their Wednesday, December 11, council meeting. Callahan prepared a detailed report of the town’s gas, water and sewer utilities and noted the town is doing an excellent job at keeping costs low in comparison to other towns of similar size. Rate studies are suggested to be performed every two to three years by the Indiana State Board of Accounts. Town officials often hear citizens complain that the town’s utility rates are higher than those communities in the surrounding area. The key difference is that some of those communities that do offer utilities at a cheaper rate are able to do so because the customer base is much larger or that their utility plants are not currently in compliance with state regulations. After detailed analysis, Callahan recommended rate in-

creases for all three utilities in order to decrease the shortfall of funds incurred each year. The last water rate study was completed in 2008. Callahan proposed an overall 13.8 percent increase on water rates. Sewer rates were last reviewed in 2005 and a 19.2 percent increase was recommended. The base cost for gas rates, which does not include the price of gas itself, was suggested to increase from $6.75 to $9.75. Home gas meters charges were suggested to increase from $2 to $5.25 per month. All of the suggested increases were only recommendations and the town council took the information under advisement. Council members may take the increases in incremental amounts to make the bills more affordable for its customers. The council’s final meeting of the year will be held on December 26, and they will determine the specific amounts and when to advertise the proposed rate increases. A public hearing will be scheduled on January 8, and the public is encouraged to attend.

Cynthiana votes to continue bold clean-up efforts By Valerie Werkmeister Cynthiana Town Board members are making a bold move in their continued commitment to clean up the town. During their Tuesday, December 10 meeting, they decided to proceed with plans to clean up a property that has seemingly been abandoned by its owner. The town has been trying to get Jackie Sinay, the property owner at 10965 Highway 65 North, to comply with the town’s nuisance ordinances for several months. Notice letters and phone calls go unanswered. Board members have reason to believe the Sinay’s have moved outside the state and do not intend to properly care for their property which includes burned remnants of the home and garage Mount Vernon’s Christmas on Main Street culminated with an excitstructures. ing extravaganza at Hedges Central’s old school building on Saturday The town will pay to have the reevening. Children were lined completely around the gymnasium for maining structures torn down and most of the day as Santa had his work cut out for him. Here, Xavier the debris removed. A lien will be Long sits on Santa’s lap, telling him what he would like to have for Continued on Page A6 Christmas this year. Overall, Christmas on Main Street was declared a success. Photo by Dave Pearce

Briefly Live Drive-Thru Nativity is planned Black’s Chapel UMC will be staging a Live Drive-Thru Nativity on Sunday, December 22, from 5 - 8 p.m. at their location 1800 West Fourth Street, Mount Vernon. Expect three live camels, sheep and a donkey, if weather permits. Please drive-thru the nativity and help us celebrate the birth of Jesus. There is no charge for this event. KG Christmas Party rescheduled The Keck-Gonnerman Christmas party has been rescheduled for Friday, December 27 at 6 p.m. Get your auction items ready and bake a fresh batch of cookies and we will try again. The next meeting is January 2 at 7 p.m. in the old dining hall on the P C Fairgrounds, where officers will be elected for 2014. Yard Waste Sites to close for holidays The Poseyville Yard Waste Site will close for the winter beginning December 22. The Mount Vernon Yard Site will close December 23. Both yard sites will re-open in early March. For more information, contact the Posey County Solid Waste District at 838-1613. Troopers render Medical aid to unresponsive driver December 16, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Trooper Korey Mauck was patrolling SR 66 near the Posey County line when he noticed a 2012 GMC truck stopped in the median and partially in the westbound passing lane. Trooper Mauck approached the vehicle and attempted to communicate with the 35-year-old driver from Henderson, but the driver was just staring at Mauck and not speaking. The driver still had the vehicle in gear and his foot on the brake. Trooper Mauck was able to reach in and shift the vehicle into park. Trooper Wes Kuykendall and a Vanderburgh County deputy soon arrived to assist. Fearing the driver may be diabetic, they administered a tube of glucose and within a few minutes the driver started to respond to the trooper’s questions. Perry Township Fire Department and A.M.R. Ambulance soon arrived and continued to treat the driver. He was taken to Deaconess Hospital where he was examined and released. The driver was delivering Krispy Kreme Donuts to area gas stations before he became unresponsive and drove his vehicle off the roadway.

The town currently tracks gas prices and changes to the most current rate every three months. Julie Mayo informed the council that the new gas rate for consumption months of November, December and January will decrease 2.3 percent. The change will be reflected on customer bills in December, January and February. Jeff Droege informed the council that the fire department raised approximately $17,000 from its recent donation letter campaign. The council approved his requests to purchase new tires for Engines One and Three at a cost of $5,000. The current tires will be sold to a local community that can put the tires to use on their fire truck. The council also approved the $839 purchase of a new concrete saw for the department. Council members commended the town employees for doing a tremendous job clearing the streets during the recent snowfall. As a result, leaves will no longer be picked up.

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Posey County auditor Nick Wildeman tenders resignation for Jan. 12 By Dave Pearce I had a tough choice to make. I Posey County Auditor Nick could either take the position that Wildeman served notice on Friday is open now or I could roll the dice that he will be resigning his elect- and hope there would be a position ed position, effective January 12. as good as this available when my Wildeman has accepted a position term was completed. It came down in Evansville and his first to doing what I felt was day is January 13. best for my family.” During a Sunday eveThe young audining interview, Wildeman tor made waves three said he is very appreciayears ago when he was tive of the opportunity elected to the office of given to him by the people Posey County Auditor of Posey County and haton a low-budget camed to leave the post. Howpaign at the ripe age of ever, an opportunity came 25. In a rare GOP landWildeman along that made it virtuslide election held in ally impossible to finish the term. Posey County, Wildeman defeated He said he had already made up seasoned Democratic politician his mind that he didn’t plan to run Greg Martin by a 10 percent maragain in next year’s election. gin as the Republicans claimed six “This position came along and of eight Posey County contested I had to do the right thing for my races. family,” Wildeman said of his new But Wildeman said he loves livposition. “I have a son who turns ing in Posey County and his reason three on Monday (yesterday) and Continued on Page A6 my wife is not working right now.

Board of Works studies city’s ‘wish list’ By Lois Mittino Gray Like Santa at this time of year, members of the Mount Vernon Board of Public Works met on December 12 and claimed that they ‘worked through a long list at a time full of opportunities.’ This lists included items to fulfill their wishes for a new downtown area, a new police-fire station and necessary trucks and equipment. The board slated a special meeting on December 27 to open bids on the demolition of some buildings on Main Street. They gave permission to Attorney Beth McFadin Higgins and TRI attorney Jonathan Weinzapfel to negotiate, pursue demolition, or some other option, on

the Board’s behalf to start getting things done for downtown revitalization. Attorney Higgins updated the board on the new Public Safety combined fire and police station building and said “we are past legal and financial issues and its now time to start on construction.” She said they did close on the bonds and Old National Bank Trust is holding the proceeds. Design dollars have already been paid through the Trustee’s Office. The board approved hiring of Pyramid Engineering, subject to review of Attorney Higgins, for engineering work. The Council has appropriated $150,000 in 2013 for the public safety build-

ing although it does not appear the money will be spent in 2013. The money won’t be lost as it comes from EDIT funds, but will have to be re-appropriated next year. She also stated the board needs to be thinking about someone to serve as the Clerk of the Works. It should be an employee of the city with construction experience who will go to the site to inspect the work on the city’s behalf. It needs to be done soon and when someone is chosen, the board will need to authorize that person to make changes up to a certain dollar amount. Attorney Higgins also announced the bids for the steel package will be advertised next week

and the following week, and will be opened at a special meeting on January 8, 2014 at 2 p.m., to be awarded at the regular meeting on January 9, 2014. Phase Two (which encompasses all of the other work) will be opened on February 6, 2014 and awarded February 20, 2014 . In other board action: • Fire Chief Wes Dixon announced he will be presenting Firefighter Robby Wilson with a letter of commendation for actions above and beyond the call of duty and for showing extreme compassion this week on a run in which a young mother lost her life.

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Posey Commissioners honored by IACC

The Indiana Association of County Commissioners (IACC) is pleased to announce that Posey County Commissioners Jim Alsop, Jerry Walden, and Carl Schmitz were selected IACC’s Achievement Award winners for ‘2013 Outstanding Team Effort for a Board of Commissioners.’ The award is in recognition of their outstanding team effort for their effort to land one of the largest economic development projects in the state in 2013 -- the construction of a new manufacturing plant by Midwest Fertilizer Corporation. The project involves the investment of over $2.1 billion and 250 employees. In order to make the project happen, the Commissioners were faced with the tall order of needing to issue over $1.2 billion in bonds to assist the company, and were given only a little over a month to do so. The Commissioners rose to this challenge, working together to complete perhaps the largest bond issue ever by a county in Indiana and strengthening the economic future of the county and southwest Indiana. Jim Alsop, Jerry Walden, and Carl Schmitz, Posey County Commissioners are the outstanding team

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of commissioners for 2013. The achievement award was given during the IACC’s 2013 Annual Conference, the largest gathering of County Commissioners in the state. The four day conference included several different workshops, and breakout sessions that were designed specifically for county commissioners and support staff. Coun-

ty Commissioners also had informal opportunities to discuss issues with their colleagues from other areas of the state. Officials met at the Sheraton Hotel, Keystone at the Crossing in Marion County to discuss and offer solutions for issues facing local governments. Commissioner Richwine and others attended several train-

ing workshops concerning such county related topics on Non Verbal Communication, Networking from County to County, Managing Risk and Cost in County Jail Medical Programs, Update on Health Care Reform, 911, What is your Emergency, Improving our County Roads, and On Line Permitting to name a few.

Indiana Association of County Commissioners President and Wayne County Commissioner Ken Paust presents the award to the Posey County Board of Commissioners.Left to right are Carl Schmitz, Paust, Jerry Walden, and Jim Alsop. Photo submitted

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OBITUARIES Lynn (Martin) Russell, 87, of Mount Vernon, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013, in Evansville. She was born on April 4, 1926, in Benton, Illinois, to Eugene and Marian (Wood) Martin. Aft ddevoting ti hher early l years to rearing three chilAfter dren, Lynn returned to school in her forties, earning a BA in Literature, Philosophy and Religion followed by an MA in Humanities, each from University of Evansville. She served for nearly a decade as Directress of the Altar Guild of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Evansville and, more recently, was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon. Besides books and music, she loved growing tomatoes and was a skilled seamstress. Her many friends are an enduring testament to her generosity and sense of humor. Lynn was preceded in death by her son, the Rev. Dr. John M. Russell of Mount Vernon, and daughter, Dr. Erin Gigi Russell of Asheville, NC. She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Laura Russell (Walter Perry) of Montreal, Canada; her sister, Jean Davis of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; nine grandchildren, Katie (Russell-Sullivan) Barrow (Adam), John ‘Ned’ Russell-Sullivan, Andrew Russell-Sullivan, Dr. Allison Serra (Marc Peretti), Emily Serra, Jeffrey Serra, Joel Russell, Nathan Russell and Leah Russell; and two great-grandchildren, Cameron Serra Peretti and Samuel Benjamin Peretti. A third great-grandchild is expected in March, 2014. Lynn will be warmly remembered at a Memorial Service that will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013, 10 am, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 602 Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon, Indiana, with Fr. Allen Rutherford officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Columbarium at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 301 South East First Street, Evansville. Visitation will take place immediately prior to the Memorial Service, from 9 until 10 a.m. at St. John’s. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church. Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com

Herman Reynolds Herman Elwood Reynolds, 83, of Carterville, Ill., and formerly of Stewartsville, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Marion, Ill., surrounded by his family. Memorial graveside services will be held at a later date. Herman was born on May 15, 1930, in Stewartsville, Indiana, to Frank H. and Bessie L. (Arnould) Reynolds. He married Dolores Agin and together they had two children, Jo`Ella and Frank. He later married Lora (Wiley) Fritz on September 14, 1964, in Evansville, Ind. He is survived by his wife, Lora Reynolds of Grants Pass, Ore.; daughters and sons-in-law, Jo`Ella and Fred Pullum of Carterville; Tamara and Danny Cooper of Medford, Ore.; sons and daughter-in-law, Steve and Debi Reynolds of Corrals, N.M., Frank Reynolds of Herrin, Randy Reynolds of Gold Hill, Ore., and Tom Reynolds of Grants Pass, Ore.; sister, Mary Jane Rumble of Wadesville, Ind.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins. Herman was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James ‘Bud’ Reynolds; sister, Beverly Ellis; and grandchildren, Lily Isabell Pullum and Gracin David Teresi. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Navy for nine years during Korea and Vietnam. Herman was a Letter Carrier for more than 30 years in the Malibu, California, area until his retirement in 1987. He was of the Protestant faith. Herman was an avid reader, quite the talker who was known for his story telling, and loved to travel. He also like to watch old movies. Herman, along with his brother, ‘Bud,’ were carpet layers in southern California to many of the stars of Hollywood.

Arthur F. Scheller, Jr., 89, of Poseyville, Indiana, passed away at 11:02 a.m., on December 9, 2013 at his home. Arthur was born June 28, 1924, in Vanderburgh County. Because of his love of the land he enj d many years off farming f joyed and working with dairy and grain. Arthur also worked in maintenance at Merimac Nursing Home in Cynthiana, Indiana. He was a dedicated member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Poseyville and active in the men’s club and St. Vincent DePaul. He was also a member of the Knights of St. John in St. Wendel, Indiana. He is survived by his wife of 65 years: Rosalee (Schmitt) Scheller; daughters: Kathleen (Jon) Black, Jacqueline (Stephen) Bender, Patricia (Kenneth) Will, Joyce (John) Heard and Lois (William) Martin; sons: Patrick (Carolyn) Scheller, Thomas (Mary Jane) Scheller and James (Lisa) Scheller; sister: Mary Ann (Carl) Albano; brothers: Harold (Elizabeth) Scheller and Francis (Martha) Scheller; grandchildren: Jason (Cathy) Black, Adam (Carlie) Black, Sarah (Kenneth) Hisch, Erik (Jayme) Bender, Carolyn (Karl) O’Reilly, Roger (Courtney) Bender, Jeffrey (Lacy) Bender, Carrie (Eric) Rasche, Joseph (Amber) Scheller, Jonathan Scheller, Christopher, Ryan, and Kimberly Will, Jaclyn (Christopher) Roman, Jennifer and Jay Heard, Joanna (Derek) Smith, Megan (Andrew) Wathen, Matthew Martin, Brooke (Michael) Travers, Keith, Nicholas, Grant, Christine, Austin and Vincent Scheller; great grandchildren: Andrew, Brayden, Lauren, and Connor Black, Alayna Hisch, Kaylee, Kade, Kyleigh, Cassie, Jonah and Cora Bender, Olivia Rasche, Taylor Scheller, Zachary Roman, Ethan Smith, Kylan, Katelyn, Kinley, and Khloe Wathen. Arthur was preceded in death by his children: Joseph and Mary Scheller; his grandchildren: Melanie Will, Spencer Scheller and Michael Black; his parents: Arthur and Anita (Steckler) Scheller; and siblings: Urban, Virgil and Dorothy Scheller. The family would like to thank the dedicated staff of Southern Care Hospice for all their devoted care given to Arthur during his last days. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Poseyville, with burial in the church cemetery with Father Ed Schnur officiating. Friends visited from 2 until 8 p.m. with Memorial/ Rosary services at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Werry Funeral Home, Poseyville Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 10 N. St. Francis Avenue, Poseyville, Indiana 47633. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at: www.werryfuneralhomes.com.

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Ronald Clair Roat, USI Retired Associate Professor of Journalism, died Thursday, November 28, 2013 in Ludington, Michigan. Ron is survived by his daughter, Brittany (Christopher) Evans of Cadiz, K t k mother, th M Kentucky; Margaret Roat of Ludington; two sisters, Dianne (Wally) Brown of Ludington, and Kay (Mike) Lubert of Grand Blanc; brother, David (Shirley) of Greeley, Colorado; grandson, Coleman Evans of Cadiz, Kentucky; and granddaughter, Lonna Evans of Doniphan, Missouri. He is preceded in death by his father, Harold; and son, Colby. Cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time. Memorial contributions in memory of Ron may be directed to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (http://www.nationalmssociety.org). Please feel free to visit Ron’s personal book of memories page at www.oakgrovefh.com to share a photo or story with his family. The family has entrusted funeral arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center. The full obituary can be viewed at: http://www. shorelinemedia.net/ludington_daily_news/news/ obituaries/article_68d7b8a2-5cfa-11e3-847d0019bb2963f4.html

Ivan Alldredge Ivan Alldredge, 96 of Mount Vernon, died Saturday evening, December 14, 2013 at West River Health Campus in Evansville of natural causes. He was born February 18, 1917 in Savah, Ind., the son of William & Helen (Y k) Alld d H (York) Alldredge. He was married to Marjorie (Alvey) Alldredge, on October 14, 1943 and she preceded him in death on September 5, 2013. He worked at the Evansville Union Stock Yards and hauled livestock. He also worked at the shipyards in Evansville as a security guard. He was a loving father and grandfather. He was a hunter, golfer and a horseman and also loved wood working. He is survived by three daughters, Mary and Glen Sailer of New Harmony, Martha and Donald Chanley of Corydon, and Becky and Gary Stallings of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Terri Austin, Julie Cox, Laura Chanley and Tim Chanley, eight great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. On-line condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

‘Wish List’ continued from Page A1 • Sewer Superintendent Rodney Givens asked for permission to take the Vac Con truck to Indianapolis for an inspection as it has pump leaks and other issues. He said the cost of repairs could be between $40,000 and $50,000, but the cost of a new truck would run around $350,000. Board Member Steve Fuelling asked if there was an estimate on repairs and Givens said he cannot say until they look at it. He wondered if the Board could give him a dollar amount of ‘not to exceed’ on the repairs, as he needs to take it for inspection while in Indianapolis. It was approved and Mayor John Tucker added that since the LTCP (long term control plan) came in under budget, there might be some money there to repair the

truck after work was finished at Country Terrace. The low bidder, per BLA, was Layne Inliner, at a cost of $263,73.50 for the Country Terrace Project. • Street Commissioner Max Dieterle asked permission to purchase a 20’ tilt trailer to haul mowers and sewer pipe. He found one at Tri County Equipment for $4,395 and since he does have money left in his budget to make the purchase, it was approved. • Board Member Fuelling discussed he would like to try to get folks to park on one side of the street or the other during snow events for better snow removal. “It looks like a snake of ice going down the streets as the removal equipment has to go around cars,” he said. Attorney Hig-

gins said they could make a snow removal ordinance and he said he will bring it up again at council that night. • Bids were opened for 2014 supplies and the board acknowledge receipt of the bids, and they will be taken under advisement for review. • Clerk-Treasurer Christi Sitzman discussed an insurance rebate of $16,000 from Anthem based on premiums paid in 2012 versus amount of claims paid out during the year. After discussion with Attorney Higgins, it was decided that the fair thing would be to give refunds to the employees, based on the premiums they paid and percentages. • The board cancelled the regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, December 26.

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Janel Stewart Janel M. Stewart, age 31 of Mount Vernon, died December 9, 2013 at her home. She was born November 19, 1982 in Evansville, the daughter of Anthony Givens and Sylvia Stewart. Janel is survived by K bi Kordell, K d ll Kortiz, Korvon, and Kor5 sons, Korbin, michael Stewart; her parents, Anthony Givens and Sylvia Stewart; grandmother, Geraldine Givens and 1 brother, Jerome Stewart; and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday December 14, 2013 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Visitation, Noon until services. Full obit at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

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Christmas season conjures up memories of days gone by in Posey County By Cathy Powers When Don and I were newly married, and he disappeared uptown in Poseyville, I figured he was in Nix’s Hardware Store. Now, of course, he ends up at Lowes. But back in the day, he and Gene Nix were very good friends, and in addition to buying just the right size of nails, Don loved to visit with Gene. Many people found this relatively small store to be the hub of hardware items, as well as many other things. Having everything from toys to gardening needs, it was filled with year-round necessities. In most small towns across America, a hardware store Gene Nix was a very important fixture to the downtown area during most of the Twentyth century. It was not until the appearance of places like WalMart, Lowes, and Home Depot that they became obsolete, and most could not survive. Nix Hardware was no exception. It closed in 1979. Well before the Christmas shopping season even began, children and adults alike lingered to check out the toys and gift items as they arrived each year. There was a lay-a-way system available, so that many folks picked out treasured gifts early and paid a few dollars a week to hold them. When a father went into the store to buy some nails, he might have seen a new set of dishes for his wife, or a truck for his little boy, and arranged for them to be ‘laid away.’ This was a very common practice in America, and was used for several decades. The Nix name is well-known in the Poseyville area, because three brothers were responsible for starting some of the major busnesses. In 1887, Charles Nix arrived in Olney, Illinois, immigrating from Frankfort on Mine, Germany. He became ill, and went to the Weber Clinic, and was nursed by Barbara Weber, whom he ended up marrying. They moved to Gibson County, and started a blacksmith business. His son, George, was the original owner of the hardware store. There were five brothers, but George, Carl, and Joe were the ones who started major businesses in Poseyville, and became permanent residents. The building that was to become the Nix Chevrolet garage originally sold farm machinery and was owned by Joe. Carl went into welding, and that business endured for many years. In 1939, George started the hardware store. After serving in WWII, George’s son, Gene, came home and elected to go to work for his father in 1947. In 1948, he married Bettye Riordan, who was from Morganfield, Kentucky. They settled into a family life in Poseyville. During the 60s, George’s health was declining, and Gene became the sole owner. George remained interested in the operation of the business, but did not always see eye to eye with his son on some things, such as putting in air conditioning. There was a huge fan that had always been used to cool the building, and George did not want this to change. So he was not consulted when air conditioning was installed, and only found out when he arrived one very hot day and asked how Gene had gotten the store so cool. He was not happy to learn the reason. George passed away in 1968. One evening a few weeks ago, I visited with Bruce Nix and his wife Marie at their East side home in Evansville, to get a lot

of the information for this article. He was Gene’s middle child, and is retired from both Mead Johnson and Toyota. Their home is filled with many antiques, including some items that came from the hardware store. The oldest son, Gene, resides in Nashville, Tennessee. He was born in 1949, and is a master wood worker. Bruce was born in 1952, and Paula, the youngest, came along in 1955. She currently lives in Princeton. Bruce shared many memories from his childhood. All of the children spent time working in the store. He could remember being around six-years-old and sitting on the front steps when one of the many traveling salesmen arrived to see his father. They all carried those big leather cases to show their wares, and Bruce asked this one if he had bikes in his catalogue, and ‘allowed’ the George and Josephine Nix. man to enter the store only when he was assured that there were, indeed, bikes available. He remembered the afternoon that Don and Gene spent a long time mixing up just the right shade of purple paint to use on an old pickup truck that we owned. There was a Koolaid flavor in those days called ‘goofy grape,’ and that little logo character was also painted on the side of the truck. It was much talked about, and well known to people for several years. Considering the size of the hardware store, it is hard to look back and imagine how so many items were sold there. In the The Nix brothers, George is third from right. beginning, there were horseshoes and horse collars, and many items that would be unfamiliar to this generation. They sold Warm Morning stoves, which were a major source of heat during the winter for many houses. One of the ‘accessories’ for these stoves were eight to 10 inch decorative plates that covered the hole in the wall for the stove pipe. The stoves were taken out in warm weather, so the hole had to be hidden. Bruce can also remember delivering propane to customers. I was astounded to find out that the bank actually issued pistols to store owners in the 40s. They wanted to be sure that the money made it to the bank, and this was a way to deter robberies. This store was also a garden center, offering plants, and onion sets in the spring. Bettye was very interested in this facet of the business and had her own greenhouse. She also spent a lot of time decorating the windows, with enticing new merchandise, Bruce Nix using the ‘reacher’ that was used daily in the and making them attractive all during the year. hardware store. Gene also was a pawnbroker of sorts, and regularly ‘bought’ items from his customers, but allowed them to buy it back later. Don had a hand-crafted knife, which began as an old blade owned by his dad. He had worked long hours on it, adding a brass hilt, wooden handle, and even a hand made leather sheath. He also had it chromed. Once we needed extra money and he ‘sold’ it to Gene. For some years, it hung on display in the hardware store. After saving money for a while, I ‘negotiated’ with Gene to re-purchase it, and gave it back to Don for Christmas that year. Gene always enjoyed doing a little good-natured dickGene as a teenage basketball player, he is number 58. ering before agreeing on a price. It still hangs on the wall in our home. Even as a teenager, Gene had a colorful life. He enjoyed boxBesides owning the hardware store, and keeping it open six ing and spent many evenings in Wadesville, where matches were days a week, Gene found time to become involved in other held. An out-going and memorable man, he was a Poseyville fixPoseyville things. He was actually the mayor for some years. He ture until his death in 2002. joined with Owen Butler and Jerry Hoffman to create the Sunrise While we all may now enjoy the current shopping experience Terrace Addition on the north side of town. Don and I lived in of the enormous stores, with thousands of items, I am sure that that area, building our home in 1968; the house that our daugher, many people remember the old small town hardware stores. They Heather, and her husband Jason, still reside in. This addition has are still one more example of a disappearing piece of Americana. changed and expanded throughout the years, but had many still I doubt that this generation will have the same warm memories empty lots and white gravel streets in the late 60s. to relate about shopping in the big stores.

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Rosalie Witt, left, and Geneva Steinkuhl, right, are all smiles as they receive Poinsettias from Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth, center. Oeth and wife, Melody, bring the seasonal flowers to residents of Cloverleaf Apartments on a yearly basis. Photo submitted

Featured Animals of The Posey County Pound Puppies Call (812)-305-4737 for more information Peach is just one example of dogs at the shelter needing homes. She is very friendly and playful one-year-old, loves people, and gets along well with other dogs. She is a real sweetie. Can you give her the love and family she wants so badly? She is up to date on shots, spayed, heartworm negative, and microchipped. Peach weighs about 40 pounds.

Dear Santa Paws, We have been really good this year and tried our hardest to find forever homes, but unfortunately, they haven’t found us just yet. Our only wish this Christmas is your help to make our stay at the shelter as comfortable and fun as possible. To do this we need just a few things. Our humans really want to start taking us to Pet Food Center and other Adopt-A -Thons as frequently as possible to help us find homes. In order to do this, they need extra kennels to help house us during the events. We have picked out an acceptable cat play pen that we would like our humans to use. You can find it at http://www.wag. com/cat/p/midwest-homesfor-pets-cat-playpen-satinblack-197771. I know our humans would really appreciate getting one or two of these for some extra help. But enough for our humans, we have some particular items we would really like too. We would really love some more toys (both for cats and dogs). Treats too. We could always use food (both cats and dogs) and us cats use a lot of litter too. (We can’t help that we’re more polite and go in designated areas, unlike dogs.) (Hey. Us dogs resent that.) Anyways, we both would

Adoption Volunteers Needed Help animals find their forever homes in the upcoming year. Posey Hu-

mane Society will be at Pet Food Center West on St. Joe Ave. in Evansville every other Saturday. Volunteers are needed to help with adoptions and transportation. In addition, PHS would also like to establish Sunday adoption teams. If you are able to help either day please contact PHS at 812-838-3211 or via Facebook. Adoption Teams are now forming. Spay-Neuter Assistance Program Special Reduced Price Extended until the end of this year, Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana is offering a reduced cost spay/ neuter voucher to qualifying Indiana residents with limited incomes. If you are currently enrolled in a

qualified program such as Food Stamps, the Energy Assistance Program, Section 8 Housing, Medicaid, SSI, SSD, WIC, the Public School Free Lunch Program or have a major VA disability you may qualify to have your dog or cat altered for a reduced fee of only $10 per animal (reduced from the previous special rate of $20). Additional information is available online at info@getthemfixed.org or by calling 317-767-7771 (this is a voice mail line) and requesting an application. To find out more about the program, participating veterinarians or information on other animal issues checkout one of the following websites www. spayneuterservices.org or www.GetThemFixed.org .

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Birthdays December 17 - Silver Nelson, Winter Nelson, Deborah Parker, Keith Lockwood, Adam Bousquet, Frank Peterlin, Vick Roby, Diane Shackelford December 18 - Ginny Andry, Laura Benet, Andrew Guido, Martha Honaker, Camilla Herring, Diana Mathews, Kayle Orpurt, Abigail Austin December 19 - Kyle J. Davis, Virginia Huff, Judy Maurer, Rebecca Reynolds, Zach Rutledge, Mike Benet, Logan Clowers, Carolyn Roby December 20 - Zachary DeLong, Bruce Heriges, Tim Hoehn, V. Alizah Johnson, Nick Jones, Sara Jane Kirkpatrick, Randall Little, Julie Offerman, Mark Rodriguez, John Spradley, Erica Thomas, John “Red” Welker, Colin Wasson, Kenny Williams,

love nothing more than to find our forever homes these holidays, but until then, these things will definitely help make us more happy during our stay in the shelter. So Santa, please help us out. We truly believe in you and we know you can create a lot of magic and miracles. Thank you for reading our letter, and helping us and other shelters and rescues too. Love, Your furry feline and canine friends at Posey Humane Society.

Edna Mae Schneider onn December 21 - Kathy Brady, Jameson m A. Cox, Kim Gates, Jon D. Hidbrader, Kim i Rodriguez, Becky Trela, Sarah Ellen Whitmore, Josey Wilson, Brenda Titzer December 22 - Lisa Marie Benton, Charlene Crumbacher, Nicholas Cullum, Mike McFall, John Rice, Margaret Shaffer, Amy Stallings, Bobby Davis, Andrew Laughbaum December 23 - Don Barton, Herman Deckard, Don Powers, Amber N. Sailer, Jeff Wolf, Rosemary York, Debby Effinger, Kaya Renshaw, Evan Simkins If you have a name to be included in the birthday calendar, please send to: Posey County News, P.O. Box 397, New Harmony, IN 47631 or email: news1@poseycountynews.com.

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Both Mount Vernon Edward Jones locations are currently accepting donations for Toys for Tots. Seen here are Donna Bolin and Derrick Wells on 431 East Fourth Street and Steve Harding at 430 Plaza Drive. Don’t miss your chance to donate to area children in need. Photos by Zach Straw Blake, Samantha and Tyler Little help sweep up snow and sleet from the entrance of the WMI for the annual Christmas Open House. Photo by Zach Straw

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Winter workshops to cover variety of topics The Gibson County, Purdue Extension and Gibson Southern Vocational Agriculture Department have been holding Farm Winter Workshops at the High School for over 30 years. Although these meetings have traditionally been held in the Ag Department or the Auditorium at the school, this year’s series starts off at the Haubstadt Park with the Area 3 Indiana Beef Cattle Association Annual Meeting on Monday, January 6 at 5:30 p.m. CST. Because a meal will be served at this informational meeting, reservations are required by calling the Extension office at: (812) 385-3491, no later than Friday, January 3.

The remaining meetings in the Farm Winter Workshop series will be held at Gibson Southern High School, beginning at 7 p.m. CST, except for the Banquet at the end. The lineup and dates and topics are: January 13: Herbicide Resistant Weed Update; PARP credit available January 20: Farm Safety January 27: Farmland Leasing Information for Owners and Tenants February 3: Corn Seeding Rates by Bob Nielsen February 10: Farm Economic Outlook by Jim Mintert, Director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture at Purdue February 17: FSA/NRCS

Update February 24: Banquet; Keynote Speaker Roy Ballard, Indiana Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education coordinator; meal starts at 6:30 p.m. CST. All the meetings are free and open to the public. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access university. If you would like more information or if you have special needs, please call us prior to the meeting at 888-EXT-INFO (398-4636) and ask for the Gibson County Purdue Extension office or call: (812) 385-3491. For special dietary needs, contact this same office by no later than January 3.

Kim Wassmer and Susie Tooley look at some of the merchandise available at the new Guilty Pleasures store in Poseyville. The store’s open house was held on Sunday afternoon and drew a large crowd. Photo by Dave Pearce

ISP alerts communities on phone scam The Indiana State Police would like to warn the public about a phone scam that has been reported recently in central Indiana, but happens annually all across the state.

Recently some elderly residents have been swindled out of money by out of country con artists that are calling from phone numbers in the U.S. and Canada.

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The scam targets grandparents with the subject calling the victim stating he is a grandson and is in trouble, usually in Canada, and needs cash wired right away. The ‘trouble’ calls have ranged from the grandson being arrested to being hurt in a car crash and needing money for treatment. The caller is quick to ask grandparents not to call mom or dad and let them know, so investigators warn would be victims to always call relatives to check up on the situation-even when the caller tells you not to. Remember, never wire money without verifying the situation with relatives. In addition, never give out personal information like dates of birth, social security numbers or bank account numbers over the phone. Victims have lost funds ranging from the hundreds to thousands of dollars to this scam. If you get a call from a number you don’t recognize, let it go to voicemail. If they don’t leave a message, it was probably a scam call generated by computerized automatic dialer set to dial thousands of numbers, looking for a victim who will answer and believe their phone story. If you feel you’ve been a victim, the FBI website for filing a complaint is www.ic3.gov, or you can call your local State Police Post.

‘Poseyville’ continued from Page A1 The council approved the $5,750 purchase of a new mower from Tri County Equipment. In return, the town will receive a $5,000 trade-in allowance on a 2009 mower. Utility customers will soon be able to pay their bills with a credit card. The council approved a proposal from Fifth Third processing solutions to set up credit card payment processing. Bruce Baker abstained from the vote since he is an employee of Fifth Third. The council also approved resolution 2013-12-11-02 which allowed for the transfer of money to cover shortfalls in various funds. This is a customary practice performed by the council at the end of each calendar year. The next and final meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, December 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the town hall.

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Wadesville VFW to host New Years’ Eve Party December 31 - New Years’ Eve Party at VFW Post 6576 in Wadesville, Indiana. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m. with the dance going from 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Music will be provided by Hybrid Country. Cost is $30 a couple, party favors included. Please come and join the fun. The party is open to the public and donuts will be served at midnight.

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Special Needs Christmas Program Thursday, December 19 at 6 p.m. This event focuses on the needs of children on the autism spectrum, and children with other special needs. Take a trip on the Polar Express, have your picture taken with Santa, enjoy refreshments, and make a craft. A parent or caregiver must accompany the participant. Registration is required. All Aboard the Polar Express We have rescheduled this program to Thursday, December 19 at 6:45 p.m. Put on your PJ’s and join us for a trip on the Polar Express. Listen to the classic story about a young boy’s trip to the North Pole, make a holiday craft, enjoy a snack, and have your picture taken with

our special guest (could it be Santa? -yes). No tickets or registration are required. Winter Storytimes December 23 is the first day you can register your child for Winter Storytimes. Christmas Holiday Closings The library will be closed on December 24 and 25 so that staff may enjoy time with their families. We will reopen December 26 at our regular time. New Year’s Closings On December 31 and January 1 the library will be closed. We will reopen again on January 2 at our regular time. Treasures Gift Shop Not sure what to get that special person in your life for Christmas? Are you looking for a unique holiday gift for your friends and

family? Be sure to drop by the Treasures Gift Shop at the Alexandrian Public Library. We are delighted to offer you a new selection of quality local arts and crafts as well as other merchandise that would make perfect gifts. Want to register? The library offers multiple ways you can register, including: on the web, by phone, and in person. You can register well in advance by going to our website at www.apl.lib.in.us. Can’t register on-line? Call the Adult Information Desk at (812) 838-3286 or visit the Adult Information Desk in person. Our library staff representative will be ready to assist you and answer your questions. Check out our Facebook page and Like us.


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Enjoying the annual Christmas Ball in New Harmony are Kevin Koch and his three Paul and Marilyn Collins of Albion, Ill., enjoy the New Harmony Ball on Satdates. Pictured are Laura Arneburg, Katie DeFries, Koch, and Laura Spradley. Photo urday evening. Photo by Dave Pearce by Dave Pearce ‘Wildeman’ continued from Page A1

‘Cynthiana’ continued from Page A1 placed on the property in hopes that the town will recoup a portion of their money at an upcoming tax sale in April. In previous meetings, the board discussed getting assistance from the Posey County Health Department by condemning the property. However, Cynthiana Town Board President Scott Cox stated the health department does not want to get involved. “The hold-up we have right now is they do not want to condemn it because if they condemn it, they’re responsible for the cost, so they don’t want to condemn it. If we say we’re going to take care of the costs, then they will condemn it then that gives us more of a right to go on there, clean it up and get it up to snuff,” Cox said. The board also discussed problems with properties at 11702 Main Street owned by Ed Allen and 11700 Locus Street owned by Scott Lamar. A letter was sent to Allen and no progress has been made. A second letter will be sent requesting the property be brought into compliance with the town’s ordinances. Renters recently vacated the property owned by Lamar and left mattresses, headboards, tires and miscellaneous items in the front yard and driveway as well as towels and rags on the fence. The garage door is missing and is filled with items as well. A letter will be sent to Lamar notifying him of the complaints against the property. Board members made plans to interview

five engineering firms on Tuesday, January 7, in preparation for their upcoming water and sewer wastewater planning grant application. The application must be submitted by February 7, 2014. Town Marshall Andy Porath urged citizens to not announce out of town travel plans on social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter. He informed board members that citizens may contact dispatch at the Posey County Sheriff’s Department to notify them when you will be out of town. Increased patrols in your neighborhood will be scheduled during the times homeowners are away. Porath added that telephone scams are highly prevalent at this time of year. Do not give out personal information over the phone and be aware of phishing scams. Steve Jarboe thanked Smith Township residents for their overwhelming support with donations to the annual Thanksgiving food basket program. Through the generosity of the community, enough money was donated to allow for the purchase of hams that will be delivered on December 21. Jarboe is also working with the Department of Natural Resources program called Hoosier Against Hunger. The program helps provide deer meat donated by local hunters to those on need. Jarboe said he will pick up approximately 100 pounds of deer meat that will also be distributed along with the hams. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14, at 6 p.m. in the town hall.

for leaving had nothing to do with anything being wrong. It was just a matter of having a great opportunity open up to him now. “I’ve spent the first 28 years of my life in Posey County and I don’t see any reason why I won’t be spending the next 28 here,” Wildeman said. “I’ve been honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of Posey County for three years.” Wildeman said he tendered his resignation far enough ahead that the party would have enough time to hold a caucus to name his replacement. He also indicated a willingness to help during the transition period. “I have just tried to do what I felt was

best for everyone involved,” Wildeman said. “This position came about as a bit of a surprise. I knew it was a possibility for a month or so but now it is coming to fruition. I’ve had people ask me if I’m excited to be leaving Posey County and I am certainly not. I have enjoyed my job in Posey County. I’m not leaving because of anything negative. I just have to do what is right for my family.” Wildeman said he will be taking a management position in Evansville and will be doing a lot of the same kinds of things he has been doing in Posey County. At press time, a date has not yet been set for a caucus.

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St. Philip School to hold benefit dance Tickets are now on sale for the 12th Annual St. Philip School Benefit Dance scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2014. Tickets are $25 per person and $40 per couple which includes an appetizer buffet, beer, wine, soft drinks, and live entertainment by the band Kraftworks. There will a special raffle and a half pot drawing. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the band starts at 7:30 p.m. Must be 21 or older to enter, ID required. Tickets can be purchased at St. Philip School parish office, St. Philip’s Inn and Weinzapfel’s Tavern. For further information please call the St. Philip Parish office at 985-2275.

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American Legion Calendar of Events - The American Legion Post 5 will have a New Years Eve party this year. The party will run from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., with music by ‘Steele Country.’ The event will be open to the public. Tickets will be available now on a first come first serve basis for $15 per person. Stop by the American Legion anytime to make reservations. - Post 5 will host its annual Adult Christmas Party on Sunday December 22 from noon until 5 p.m. All (paid up) Post 5 Legion Family members (Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion) are invited to attend. No children please. Please bring donations for the area food pantry if you can. - Post 5 American Legion will hold its Legion Family Christmas Party on Saturday December 21 at the post home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All children

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DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve Kickoff Party @ Granary (BC) JANUARY 1 First Day Hike (HSP) 2 Atheneum & Museum Shop Open Daily 18 Bean & Sausage Dinner, Fairgrounds (NHVFD) FEBRUARY 4 Marty’s Italian Dinner (KIW) 7 Harmoniefest (HNH & HA) 8-9 Antiquarian Book Show @ Ribeyre (NHBA) 13 Lecture: Affordable Care Act (WMI) 22 Art Exhibit Reception (NHGCA) 22 Ribeye Dinner & Auction for Ribeyre (RGRG) 22 Centennial Concert @ Murphy (UTB) MARCH 3 4 15 18 22 24-28 APRIL 2 3 5 8 9 9-12 12 12 18 19 20

Spring into Geocaching (HSP) Marty’s Irish Dinner (KIW) Art Exhibit Stroll & Receptions (WIG & NHGCA) Lecture: Civil War (WMI) Spring Fling @ Ribeyre Gym (NHBA) Spring Break (NPS)

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Lecture: Prince Maxmillian Tour (HNH) Workshop – Storytelling (HNH) Town Wide Yard Sale (NHBA) Art Instructors Public Discussion (HS) First Brush of Spring Field to Finish Exhibit (HS) First Brush of Spring Paint Out (HS) First Brush Art Sale at Ribeyre Gym (HS) Moonlight Walk @ Cathedral Labyrinth 7:30 Good Friday Crosswalk (NHMA) Easter Egg Hunt @ 10:00 (HSP) & 2:00 (KIW) Easter Sunrise Service at Roofless (NHMA) & Breakfast @ NH Christian Church Heritage Artisans Days (HNH)

MAY 3 3-4 3-4 17 19-6/1 23 24 24 30

Art Exhibit & Reception (WIG) Arts in Harmony (NHBA) Harmonie 100 Bike Ride (RGRG) Moonlight Walk @ Cathedral Labyrinth 8:00 New Harmony Project Commencement (NPS) Doll Tea Party (HS & Antique Doll Shoppe) Alumni Banquet & Picnic (NHS) Art Exhibit & Reception (HS & NHGCA)

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JUNE 7 8-14 14-15 14-15 20-22 21 27-29

Jammin on the Wabash (HSP) N. H. Writer’s Retreat (USI) Golden Raintree Antique Show (NHBA) Book Sale (WMIF) N.H.Theatre, “Last of the Red Hot Lovers ”(USI) Moonlight Walk @ Cathedral Labyrinth 8:30 N.H.Theatre, “Last of the Red Hot Lovers ”(USI)

JULY 4 3-5 4-12 8-12 7-12 11 11-13 12 18-20 19 19 25-27

July 4 Celebration, Atheneum & Maclure Park Trailside Treasure Tromp (HSP) N.H. Music Festival School (AG) N.H. Music Festival Concerts (AG) Posey County 4-H Fair Art Opening Exhibit & Reception (HS) N.H. Theatre,“The Hound of Baskervilles ”(USI) Moonlight Walk @ Cathedral Labyrinth 8:30 N.H. Theatre, “The Hound of Baskerviles ”(USI) Luau (HSP) Art Exhibit Reception (NHGCA) N.H. Theatre, “The Fantasticks” (USI)

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AUGUST 1-10 Daily Bicentennial Event Schedule see Note 1&5 Local Musician Performances 1-3 N.H. Theatre, “The Fantasticks”(USI) 1-3 Antique Machinery Show, Fairgrounds (KG) 3 Community Church Service @ Church Park 7 Bicentennial Presentation @ WMI (WMI) 8 Lecture: Keynote Address (WMI) 9 Parade, Kids Day, Picnic, Concert & More 9 Star Party (HSP) 9 Moonlight Walk @ Cathedral Labyrinth 8:00 10 Interfaith Church Service @ Roofless (NHMA) 23 Art & Antique Stroll (HS, NHGCA, & WIG) 26 Lecture: The Chase for Clorion (WMI) SEPTEMBER 6 Moonlight Walk @ Cathedral Labyrinth 7:00 12-14 River Days in Mt. Vernon 19 Art Exhibit Opening & Reception (HS) 20-21 Kunstfest (NHBA) 20 Whopper Contest, Murphy Auditorium 27 Wild Turkey Weekend (HSP) 27-28 Autumnfest in Poseyville OCTOBER 4 Moonlight Walk @ Cathedral Labyrinth 6:30 11 Craft Fair (HSP) 17 Art Exhibit Reception (HS & NHGCA) 17-18 Dulcimer Festival & Concerts 18 Arbor Day / Chili Cook-Off (Parks Board) 24-25 Haunted Harmonie @ State Park (HSP)

NOVEMBER 1 Posey Co’s 200th Anniv. @ Atheneum 6-8 “Capitalism & Socialism” Conf. (USI) 11 Veteran’s Day Breakfast @ Legion 370 18 Lecture: Birds & Climate (WMI) 22 Art & Antique Stroll (HS, NHGCA, & WIG) 26 Community Thanksgiving Eve Service @ Nazarene Church (NHMA) DECEMBER 5 Tree Lighting @ New Harmony Inn 6 Burial of Time Capsule (BC) 6-7 Christmas in New Harmony (NHBA) 13 New Harmony Holiday Ball (TK) 14 Ford Home Open House

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New Harmony Artists Guild Bicentennial Commission Posey County Fairgrounds Harmonie Associates Historic New Harmony Hoosier Salon Harmonie State Park New Harmony Kiwanis Club Keck Gonnerman Club New Harmony Business Associates New Harmony Ministerial Association New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art North Posey School New Harmony Volunteer Fire Dept. Ribeyre Gym Restoration Group Tri Kappa Under The Beams Corporation University of Southern Indiana Women’s Institute & Gallery Workingmen’s Institute Friends

For more details on these events refer to www.newharmony.biz , www.newharmony-in.gov or www.usi.edu/hnh for Historic New Harmony. For school calendar refer to www.northposey.k12.in.us To update or add events call 682-4852 or e-mail kenyonbaileynh@yahoo.com This is another project of the New Harmony KIWANIS Club. www.newharmonykiwanis.org st

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CHURCH/GENERAL Seeds of the Sower A clever thief broke into a shoe store, took the shoes out of the boxes and placed the boxes back on the shelves empty. The next morning, each time a sales person opened a shoe box for a customer, it was empty. Everyone was confused! For so many individuals, life is like that. It seems like there should be some valuable con-

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tents on the inside, but there is only emptiness. There is space that can be filled with the good things that come from God. A young man once cried, “I have every thing to live with, but I have nothing to live for. My life is empty though I have plenty!” What initially seemed to be fulfilling became frustrating. He no longer had a pur-

pose or passion for life. If we want to have a life that is fulfilling and overflowing, then it must begin and end with the Lord. In Him alone will we find His generous gifts of His grace to fill the empty “boxes” in our hearts and fulfillment in our lives. Visit us at: SowerMinistries. org

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Residents of Cloverleaf enjoyed listening to the Christmas songs sang by a few of the men, women and children of the Mount Vernon General Baptist on Saturday evening, December 14. The group went caroling to several places in town. Front row (l to r) Samuel Mort, Pastor Curt Mort, Melanie Goodman, Shelby Goodman, Audrey Goodman and Neeley Watson. Second row (l to r) Colleen Goodwin, Tobi Clark, Jenna Gibson, Corinna Lambright, Chelsea Austin and Abby Austin. Third row (l to r) Brook Roth and Mark Gibson. Back row not able to be seen: Willie Clark, Mark and Renee’ Lambright, Melissa Watson, Anna Watson, Amanda Mort and Evelyn Mort. Photo by Michelle Gibson

Bridges of Hope sets new store hours Bridges of Hope, a Fair Trade Mission of First United Methodist Church, 601 Main Street, Mount Vernon, Indiana has new store hours. We are open every Tuesday and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can enter the store from the parking lot at the northwest corner of Wesley Hall.

We carry handcrafted items from around the world and new items are arriving weekly. We have lots of Christmas ornaments, unique nativities, metal art, pottery, baskets, handbags and totes, knitted hats, jewelry, scarves, greeting cards, and stocking stuffers. We also carry 'Fair Trade Equal Exchange’ cof-

fee, tea, baking cocoa, and chocolate. By purchasing these items, you will provide income and dignity to hardworking and talented artisans of developing regions around the world. Please find us on Facebook at Bridges of Hope Fair Trade and on the web at www. firstumcmv/mission/boh.

Black's Chapel UMC will be staging a Live Drive-Thru Nativity on Sunday, December 22, from 5 - 8 p.m. at their location, 1800 West Fourth Street, Mount Vernon. Plans are to have live camels, sheep and a donkey, if weather permits. Please drive-thru the nativity and help us celebrate the birth of Jesus. There is no charge for this event.

Black’s Chapel to host Candlelight Services Harmony Chapel clothing ministry is open Black's Chapel will hold The Harmony Chapel a special Candlelight ChristChurch of the Nazarene mas Eve Service on Dec. 24 Church in New Harmony is at 11 p.m. Everyone is welinviting anyone who is lookcome. ing for children’s clothing to

Candlelight Service set for Our Savior Lutheran Christmas Eve Candlelit Service 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1102 Jill Street (Behind CVS Pharmacy), Carmi, IL 62821. The Food Pantry, normally open on the second Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m.-Noon, will not be open at regular hours on Tuesday, Dec 24. However, those with needs, may attend the Christmas Eve service and receive Food Pantry items.

call the church for help. We have clothes for any sizes and ages and even have a few jackets. If you have a need please call 812-682-3288.

Community Table for December Every Thursday, serving from 5 - 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome, singles, couples and families. No preaching, just good eating.

Thursday, December 19 Ham Slice, Cheesy Potatoes, Green Beans, Bread Slice, Dessert No meal served on Dec. 26.

Trinity Christmas Eve scheduled for mid-day In response to the growing number of people who cannot drive after dark, Trinity Church, 505 Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon, is offering a traditional Christmas Eve service with candlelight and Communion at 2:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. As in the past, there will also be a 10 p.m. service.

United Way makes a difference in PC Pat Beckgerd, chairman of the 2013 United Way of Posey County campaign, announced today that the campaign drive was at 90 percent of the $670,000 goal. She said, “All the contributions we all make are used to provide services for the people of Posey County. This year the United Way of Posey County is providing funds to 21 local agencies that help Posey County people: Albion Fellows Bacon Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America Buffalo Trace Council, Catholic Charities, Children’s Learning Center, Christian Church Day Care Center, Community Emergency Assistance, ECHO The musical group Blackwood Brothers performed at Salem UCC’s Christmas Con- Community Health Care, Family Matters, Homeless Shelter of Mount Vernon, Indiana cert on Saturday, December 14. Photo by Judy Grebe Legal Services, Lampion Center, New Harmony Ministry Association, Posey County Council on Aging, Posey County Red Cross, Posey County Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitation Center, Salvation Army, Visiting Nurse Association of Southwestern Indiana, WNIN Radio Reading Program, and Willow Tree of Posey County.” Beckgerd added “We are getting close to the goal due to the hard work and generosity of our community, but the campaign is still not finished so if you haven’t contributed yet, there is still time. When we support the United Way of Posey County, we are working together to make life better for our families and their future here in Posey County, and that is why a successful United Way campaign is so important. A serThe Salem United Church of Christ Bell Choir performed during the church’s an- vice now available in Posey County is 2-1-1, the easy-to-remember number to call for acnual Christmas Program held Saturday evening. Photo by Judy Grebe cess to information about resources for help in Posey County. There is also a prescription drug discount program, with cards available from the United Way of Posey County and at CVS and Chris’ Pharmacy in New HarA Fair Trade Mission of First United Methodist Church mony.” Wesley Hall • 601 Main Street, Mt. Vernon, Indiana Beckgerd added, “This year there is another important reason to participate – the grant Tuesdays from 9am – 2pm • Saturdays from 9am – 2pm that is available for only this campaign.” 812-838-2640 • www.firstumcmv/mission/boh Matching funds of $63,927 are required to Facebook : Bridges of Hope Fair Trade be raised in the United Way campaign of this fall. New or non-participating businesses and individuals will have their contributions

Bridges of Hope

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Church of the Nazarene 531 E. Steammill Street New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Phone: 812-682-3288

First United Methodist Church 601 Main Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2640

Covenant Reformed Presbyeterian Church (OPC) 4101 Caborn Rd. Mt. Vernon

Griffin Christian Church 319 N. Main Street Griffin, Ind. 47616 Phone: 812-851-3291

Fair Haven Christ Fellowship Church 10500 Hwy 68 Cynthiana, Ind. 47612 Phone: 812-568-8409 Agape Family Ministries 5529 Industrial Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2232

First Baptist Church 1205 N. Main Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2187

Apostolic Bible Church 9808 New Harmony Road Poseyville, Ind. 47633 Phone: 812-851-5456

First Baptist Church E. Tavern Street New Harmony, Ind. 47631

Bethesda General Baptist Church 1600 Savah Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Black’s Chapel United Methodist 1800 West Fourth Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-0318 Calvary Baptist Church 618 Main Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-4777 Church of Christ 700 Mill Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2635 Church of God Mission 627 W. 5th Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2236

First Christian Church 7226 Hwy 66 Wadesville, Ind. 47638 Phone: 812-673-4278 First Christian Church 1403 Country Club Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2855 First Church of the Nazarene 424 Vine Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2743 First Presbyterian Church 120 E. Sixth Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2473 First United Church of Christ Corner of North & Walnut Cynthiana, Ind. 47612

Harvestime Temple 101 Roosevelt Drive Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-5447 Holy Angels Catholic Church 423 South Street New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Phone: 812-838-2535 Immanuel United Church of Christ 5812 N. Ford Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-985-3115 Independent Pentecostal Assembly 312 Mulberry Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Johnson United Methodist Church 403 Raintree New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Phone: 812-682-4648 Lighthouse Assembly of God Pastor Jason Farrar 1005 E. Tavern St. New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Messiah Lutheran Church 7700 Middle Mount Vernon Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-2278 Mount Pleasant Church 3801 Blackford Road

Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-3930 Mount Vernon General Baptist Church 1717 N. Main Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-4555 Mount Zion General Baptist Church 1425 Oliver Road Wadesville, Ind. 47638 Phone: 812-783-2337 New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Church 11420 Middle Mount Vernon Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-5288 New Harmony Christian Church 307 N. Brewery Street New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Phone: 812-682-3626 North Posey Community Church Poseyville, Ind. 47633 812-874-2028 Old Union Christian Church 10017 S. State Rd. 165 Poseyville, IN 47633 Phone: 812-874-3186 Point Church of the Nazarene, 12611 Bonebank Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-5182 Poseyville Christian Church 6 E. Main St. , Poseyville, Ind. 47633 Phone: 812-874-3411 Saint John’s Episcopal Church 602 Mulberry Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620

of $100 or more matched in full. Businesses and individuals already participating will have any increase of $100 to $499 matched at 50 percent and any contribution of $500 or more matched in full. First-time Leadership Givers ($300 or more) will have the entire contribution matched. New contributions or increases in company matching programs of at least 50 percent will be matched in full, for gifts of $100 or more. Matching funds raised in the Posey County United Way campaign will be used to claim the grant funds. Grant funds will be received early next year and used to help the Children’s Learning Center of Posey County attain Paths to Quality Levels 3 and 4, for the MSD of Mount Vernon to have the services of a social worker to help experience a decrease in alcohol and drug use among students and a reduction in suspension and expulsion, for the Medical Needs Committee working with ECHO Community Health Care to provide affordable dental care for the Posey County Community, and for the MSD of North Posey to continue the services of a school resource officer to maintain a safer school environment. She also noted that the United Way of Posey County is a local organization and is governed by its Board of Directors who are: Wayne Games, President; Pat Beckgerd, First Vice-President; Dan Ritter, Second Vice-President; Niall McConville, Treasurer; Staci Reese, Secretary; Bob Lange; Phyllis Johnson; John Raisor; Kenyon Bailey; Shawn Worman; Jay Price; Angela Wannemuehler; Grant Beloat; Benny Tennyson; Steve Bennett; Nick Wildeman; Keith Spurgeon; Andrea Gentry; Lindsay Schmitt; Dana Dieterle; Tom Verkamp; Michelle Hudson; Bill Gillenwater; and Larry Williams; and that Elizabeth Baier has served as Executive Director since 1982. For more information, call 838-3637 or email to uwposey@sbcglobal.net. Contributions may be sent to the United Way of Posey County at P.O. Box 562, Mount Vernon, IN 47620.

Phone: 812-838-5445 St. Matthew Catholic Church 421 Mulberry Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-2535 St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 46 Cales Street, Ind. 47633 Phone: 812-874-2251 St. Peter’s United Church of Christ 10430 Hwy 66, Wadesville, Ind. 47638 Phone: 812-985-3416 St. Peter’s United Methodist 2800 S. Saint Philips Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-3751 Saint Philip Catholic Church 3500 St. Philip Road South Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-985-2275 Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church 318 Main Street New Harmony, Ind. 47631 Phone: 812-682-4604 Saint Wendel Catholic Church 10542 W Boonville New Harmony Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-963-3733

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church 10 N. St. Francis Avenue, Poseyville, Ind. 47633 Phone: 812-874-2220 Stewartsville United Methodist RR 2 Poseyville, Ind. 47633 Phone: 812-851-5561 The House of Prayer 8012 Bald Knob Rd. Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-550-4653 The Turning Point 9800 Middle Mount Vernon Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-9800 Trinity United Church of Christ 505 Mulberry Street Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-838-3805 United Church of Christ of Cynthiana University Heights Baptist Church 8800 Middle Mount Vernon Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-5158 Wadesville General Baptist Church 3262 Princeton Street Wadesville, Ind. 47638 Phone: 812-673-4660

Salem Heusler United Church of Christ 11325 Lower Mount Vernon Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-985-2542

Zion Lippe United Church of Christ 9000 Copperline Road East Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 Phone: 812-985-2437

South Gibson Apostolic Chapel 6144 S. 1075 W. Owensville, Ind. 47665 Phone: 812-729-7231

Zoar United Church of Christ 4600 Church Road Evansville, Ind. 47712 Phone: 812-963-3749


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Schools are hub of community By Valerie Werkmeister MSD of North Posey School Board members met Monday, December 9, to discuss a short agenda of routine matters. Superintendent Dr. Todd Camp requested the board reopen his contract to make changes due to the school corporations’ recent changes to the health plans. Revisions in the contract are necessary to allow Camp to receive contributions to a health savings account. The action requires public notice. Official action on the matter will not be taken until the January meeting. The board approved a request by South Terrace Elementary School (STES) principal Kelly Carlton to declare various technology items as surplus. The items will be discarded. A Komputrol disaster recovery plan agreement was approved for next year. Komputrol is the district’s choice for financial and personnel software.

The district will pay $450 annually for the service. Several overnight field trips were approved including: • Mike Wassmer will take two forestry and two entomology judging teams to state competition at Purdue University on December 14. • Coaches Brad Miller and Jacob Melliff will take the high school wrestling team to compete in the PAC meet in Tell City on December 13 and 14. • Marilyn Rogers request to take seven Health and Occupations Students to winter rally in Indianapolis on January 9-10. Several facility use requests were also approved including: • Girl Scout Brownie Troop 346 will use STES for various meeting dates from November – December. • Julie Butler will use the high school gym for a dance and cheer clinic on January 15 and February 5.

• Nancy Dougan on behalf of the Cookin’ Friends Relay for Life team will use the high school kitchen on January 24-26 to make egg rolls for a fundraiser. • Brandon Barrett will use the facilities at the junior high and high school for the annual Valhalla 5K Run and Walk on March 8. All proceeds from this event benefit the high school athletic fund. • Jennifer Collins of the Next Step Dance Studio will use the main gym and foyer at the high school for the annual Cheer Expo on April 19. • North Elementary School (NES) Principal Terri Waugaman will use the high school auditorium on December 18, for the school’s Christmas program and May 20, for the spring program. During a discussion about personnel, the board approved a request by Andy Hines to resign as the boys’ soccer coach. They also approved a re-

quest by Jerry Straw to hire Kenny Phillips as a bus driver; Waugaman’s request to hire Amy Stephens as an instructional assistant at NES; and Diana Simpkins was approved as a long-term substitute special education teacher. Coach Miller’s request to hire Kenny Gamblin, Jeremy Will and Bill Willman as volunteer wrestling coaches at the junior high was approved. The following teachers requests for temporary medical leave or FMLA was approved by the board: Amber Oakley, Sharon Travers and Debbie Herman. A professional leave request from Steve Kavanaugh, Jodi Rankin and Amanda Reynolds was approved so they may attend a Harmony training session on December 18 at Perry Central School. The next regular board First grader Karleigh Virtue decorates her gingermeeting will be held on Monday, January 13, at bread house on Wednesday afternoon at Farmersville 6:30 p.m. in the corpora- Elementary School. Photo by Zach Straw tion office.

Harlem Wizards to come to Mount Vernon High School The Harlem Wizards are coming to Mount Vernon Senior High School gym on Friday, January 10 at 7 p.m. The evening promises to be a fun filled event that is great for kids and adults and will guarantee to put a smile on your face. This event is hosted by the Mount Vernon Band Boosters Inc., and proceeds will benefit the band programs at the Mount Vernon Junior and Senior High Schools. At the Wizards game,

Fifth-grader Kaitlyn Mansfield secured the win at Farmersville Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Zach Straw

fans of all ages will witness two hours of magical display of tricks, coordinated ball handling, fancy passing and aerodynamic athleticism combined with high-energy comedy and audience interaction. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased at the Mount Vernon Senior High School Office and Dan’s Comp or online at www.Harlemwizards.com. On game night, January 10, tickets will be $12 at the door.

The North Elementary Spelling Bee was held Thursday, December 12. Anne Stegall, left, was the winner by correctly spelling ‘propulsion’ in the eighteenth round. Ian Heinlin, right, was runner-up. Photo submitted

St. Wendel 8th grader, Hannah Adler and art teacher, Mrs. Amber Martin painting the mural outside the office of the 3 wise men as they travel to Bethlehem. Photo submitted

Participants in the North Elementary Spelling Bee are, front row l to r: Audrey Crawford, Ruthie Meyer, runner-up Ian Heinlin, winner Anne Stegall, Bryer LaMar, Christian Davis, Ethan Mobley, Caleb Armstrong, and Meredith Atkins. Back row l to r: Zach Seibert, NORTH POSEY

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Homework Hotline available Hoosier students in grades six through 12 who are having trouble with math or science school work can get help by contacting Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline. Tutoring is provided over the phone by college students who were recommended by their professors. These tutors are trained on how to best answer questions and ex-

plain difficult concepts to younger students. The Homework Hotline can be accessed: September through May, Sunday to Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m., Toll free at 1-877-ASKROSE (275-7673) Rose-Hulman also provides ISTEP+, GQE and SAT resources, such as study tips and practice tests, to prepare students for these standardized tests.

St. Wendel Kindergartener Payton Scheller, 8th grader Hannah Adler, and Kindergartener Ella Weatherholt sewing in class. Photo submitted MOUNT VERNON

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Necessity is ‘mother of invention’ for Lamars By Valerie Werkmeister Editor’s note: This story is the fourth in a five-part series featuring local artists. In a global world of “big box stores”, these talented individuals offer a break from the everyday commercially made items. Scott and Jerrilee Lamar of Poseyville are the epitome of what these articles are about – a break from the traditional sense of consumerism from a corporate world. Their commitment to a simpler lifestyle of self-sufficiency offers insights into what can be accomplished with ingenuity, pride and hard work. Their small farm of goats, chickens, geese and bees provides the resources for their wares which they began selling in recent years. Artistry comes in many forms. It is not limited to just paint and brush strokes on canvas. Those who paint do tend to have an eye for the details in life and look beyond the big picture. Jerrilee has been a long-time artist who has created beautiful paintings—one of which hung in the Midstates Art Show in the Evansville Art Museum. She also creates

A close-up view of one of the pottery dishes made by Scott and Jerrilee Lamar of Poseyville. Photo by Valerie Werkmeister

homemade soaps, shampoos and lip balms using the goat’s milk and beeswax from their own farm. By day, she is a professor at the University of Evansville (UE) teaching nursing. She has been a nurse at Deacon-

found a way to collaborate together to put their own special twist on their creations. Scott creates soap dishes using a 17th century, early American, pottery technique. The dishes are hand turned on a kick wheel using red clay.

Jerrilee Lamar stands next to a few of the pottery, soap and lip balm items she and husband, Scott, make using their own goat’s milk and beeswax. Photo by Valerie Werkmeister ess Hospital and also managed their education department before taking the position at UE. For Jerrilee, the love of creating things and helping people are a unique balance that complements their lifestyle. Both traded higher-paying stressful jobs to focus on more important things that offer greater satisfaction. Scott is a craftsman that works with wood and clay. He hand turns both pottery and wood and has created some amazing and beautiful pieces. Their home is a varitable portfolio of the craftsmanship Scott is capable of creating. The detailed hand-turned wood mouldings, and a combination of hardwood flooring intertwined with ceramic tile are beautiful displays of his work. The husband and wife have been married 24 years and has

A few of the various pottery items made by Scott and Jerrilee Lamar of Poseyville. Their pottery is made using a 17th century Early American technique. Photo by Valerie Werkmeister

Then, he prepares a lightercolored white slip on top. Jerrilee draws the design on top of the white slip which allows the darker, red clay from the bottom to be exposed. The dish is finished with a shiny glaze. “It is a quest to find our own design. Each potter strives to find their own technique to put their own twist on things,” Scott said. The two pair their love of simple things into their designs. Jerrilee took cues from an early American sampler pattern picture she has to create some of her pineapple and heart-shaped designs in the pottery. She adds texture to the design with raised areas to keep the soap dry as it sits in the dish. Jerrilee creates a variety of goat’s milk soaps that will appeal to just about any taste. Lavender, tea tree oil, milk and honey, oatmeal, cinnamon latte, fresh linen, lemon drop, patchouli and jewel weed— which is a natural antidote to poison ivy—are just a few of the items in her store. Her soaps are created with natural ingredients and have even been given the stamp of approval from those who suffer from skin irritations such as excema. Their own family members, who were long-time sufferers, tried the soap and were

able to get the skin condition under control after a few uses. “The benefits of the natural vitamins in the goat’s milk and the tea tree oil helped clear it up,” she said. “People often don’t realize that your skin is the largest organ and the stuff with chemicals you put on your skin is easily absorbed.” The greatest compliments come from Jerrilee’s customers. She explained of one customer who had purchased some of her items during a shopping trip at the Farmer’s Market in New Harmony. The customer made another special trip from Nashville to purchase additional items. “She had inadvertently thrown away the packing that has our website information on it. She didn’t realize she could order it online, so she traveled all that way just to stock up,” Jerrilee said. Most of their sales come from selling their items at craft shows and local farmer’s markets. For customer convenience, they offer a website for repeat orders at www.artisanhomestead.webs.com. In addition to the soap dishes, Scott has also made personalized pie pans and handturned rolling pins that many have purchased as wedding gifts. “I have included their names and wedding dates on the items to make it more special and personalized,” Scott said. Recently, Jerrilee started making shampoo bars – a popular item she discovered during a stay in London. Again, she uses milk from her own herd of goats and includes olive oil, castor oil and other scented essential oils to create a healthy option for hair care. She explained that once your hair is wet, you rub the bar on your scalp and can rinse with a diluted vinegar solution to get a great shine. Her lip balms are created using beeswax from their own hives, olive oil and vitamin E and some flavorings. There are no petroleum- based additives. Anyone interested in purchasing items for Christmas may contact them at 812-8742834.

Charlotte’s Resale finds new home By Valerie Werkmeister It has been about two months since Charlotte Yancey and her husband, Scott, took over Margaret’s Resale in Poseyville. The popular Poseyville resale and consignment shop has always been filled to the gills and the Yancey’s brought in additional shelving to help display the growing number of items. They soon realized that their efforts would be in vain and they began to look for what their customers were asking for…a bigger place. “We knew we needed more space. You just can’t see everything on display in here,” Charlotte said. A few weeks ago, their prayers were answered and a larger facility has been secured for Charlotte’s Resale. In a few weeks, the business will move from its current location on Lockwood Street to the recently vacated building used by the North Posey Community Church. The building, located at 241 North St. Francis Street was also a former paint supply store. “We are very excited for this opportunity. We will be

closing at the end of business on December 23, to take time to move all of the inventory to the new building. Consignors do not have to worry about picking up their items. We will move all of the inventory ourselves,” Charlotte said. The business will re-open in its new location on January 2, at 8 a.m. Consignors and customers will still be able to visit the store from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday. Charlotte is also considering holding special night-time shopping events once a month. If enough interest is there, she may entertain the idea of opening the store one night each week. The new location offers an open concept that Charlotte is excited to utilize. She explained she has purchased many new clothing racks and plans to have ample space to display clothes. In the front of the new building, she intends to display pictures, jewelry, and small furniture items such as end tables, small cabinets, chairs and shelving units. The former sanctuary area will be divided into sections

for men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. Special racks for purses and bags have been ordered and Charlotte hopes to bring in mannequins to help display some of the clothing items. Another big upgrade for Charlotte is a new computer software system that will add barcodes to each item sold in her store. “It will make things a lot

easier and a lot more efficient for us,” she added. “We heartily thank everyone for the great support we have received since we’ve taken over the shop. In a way, we’re just kinda doing what our customers asked and we’re giving them a bigger space to shop in,” Charlotte said. Charlotte’s Resale is on Facebook and may also be contacted at 812-874-2159.

Left: Joe Castrale, SABIC plant manager, accepts the 2013 Sustainable Evansville Air/ Water Award from Mayor Lloyd Winnecke for SABIC’s new technology that recovers and purifies sodium nitrite from a wastewater stream that is sold commercially for manufacturing items such as pigments.

New hairstylist and Mount Vernon native Harli Redman welcomes new guests to her booth at Get Styled salon at 230 W Third Street, Mount Vernon, Ind. Harli, who has known her calling since the age of three, specializes in haircuts, nails, waxing, up-dos and special occasion hairstyles, make-up, and men’s haircuts. Harli can be reached at 812-204-9721. Stop by Get Styled for one of these services or a full line of retail products. Photo by Zach Straw

MV Edward Jones takes Toys for Tots Derrick Wells, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program by using his office as a drop-off location for this year’s toy drive. Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to the office, at 431 E Fourth Street, Mount Vernon, IN 47620, during regular business hours beginning November 5, 2013 through December 19, 2013. “With the holiday season around the corner, we are all getting ready for the festivities,” Wells said. “And as this is the season of giving, now is a great time to remember the less fortunate in our community.”

Harding supports Toys for Tots Drive The office of Edward Jones financial advisor Steve Harding is proud to be an official drop-off point for the 2013 Toys for Tots campaign. You can drop off your contributions at 430 Southwind Plaza Road, Mount Vernon, Ind. Should you have any questions, please let contact the office at 812-838-4668.

Purdue Extension to host workshop Farm families can learn about succession planning for the future of their business operations by attending the ‘Business Structure, Taxes and Valuation’ workshop of Purdue Extension’s Farming Together series, January 16 and 17. The two day workshop, to be held locally at the Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center on highway 41 north of Vincennes, will focus on legal and tax issues with farm transfer, longrange business planning, operating and buy-sell agreements, and business valuation. Each workshop will feature a local attorney and accountant as well as presentations from members of the Purdue Succession Planning Team. A panel of family farmers will share their experiences from the succession planning process. “Families participating in the program will also have the opportunity to meet with members from the Succession Planning Team to discuss and ask questions specific to their

operation,” said Tamara Ogle, Cass County Extension educator and event coordinator. Day One programming begins at 9 a.m. (Eastern time) and will end at 4 p.m. Lunch is included. Day Two is a complimentary one-hour farm family meeting with the Farm Succession Planning Team. Registration is due by January 2. A program packet will be mailed to each family participating. Cost is $150 for the first four family members; each additional member costs $15. To register, download the registration form at the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture’s website at: http://www.agecon. purdue.edu/commercialag/ resources/succession/index.html. For more information, contact Ogle at 574-7537750 or at: togle@purdue. edu. Program partners include the Purdue Women in Agriculture team and the Purdue Farm Succession Planning Team.

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PCEDP, PC Community Foundation provide community survey The population in Posey County is declining, especially in the 25 to 44 year old age group, which is a critical demographic for community growth, business vitality and economic development. With the ultimate goal of attracting young individuals and families to live and work in the county, the Posey County Economic Development Partnership (PCEDP), in conjunction with the Posey County Community Foundation, have commissioned the University of Southern Indiana to conduct a county-wide perception study to develop a deeper understanding of the key factors that drive residents’ decision making process in choosing where to work, live, and send their children to school. Posey County has a unique opportunity to transform potential into prosperity; prosperity which can entice younger generations to live in Posey County communities, encouraging innovation and ingenuity

for employment advancement, and providing a secure atmosphere for homeownership. The process will begin with an online survey for all who work, live, and play in the county. The survey is brief and should take no longer than five to 10 minutes and will be able to collect information that ranges from degrees of satisfaction with the county to why they chose where to live, as well as recommendations for improvement. In addition, there will be an effort made to reach out to those stakeholders who do not have access to internet. Through this process, many people will be able to share perceptions that can assist in the process to make Posey County a thriving place to live and work. There is much to offer families currently; however, there is a resounding need to apply effective leadership, commitment, and creativity to alleviate the brain drain and slow deterioration of the Posey

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OPINION Guest Editorial: Glenn Mollette American Universities - Taxpayer lottery winners A 501(c)3 not for profit is normally a charity, church, religious group or community service organization. It could even be Liberty University in Virginia that enrolls over 50,000 students a year online and receives over 450 million dollars each year from the federal government. The money comes from the students who use federal aid to pay for their education. This happens in all states but usually on a smaller scale. The college or university eventually qualifies for a Council on Higher Education Association accreditation. Schools who want the free federal dollars jump through every hoop and dance every step necessary to keep their accreditation. A CHEA accreditation means mega millions to universities. This accreditation gives the school a federal college identification number that students use when filling

out their FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) for free government money. FAFSA lets them know if they are approved to go to the school. Once approved - hooray. The school has won a lottery right from the American taxpayers pocket. The school, over the next four years, may expect to receive as much $40,000, $50,000, $70,000 or more. The school financial aid office must use a formula for those who are approved to apply to FAFSA. A determination is made about how much the family can pay. If the family can pay some then the student will receive less FAFSA. However, consider how many millions of families that are in poverty in America and you are looking at least one third of our nation that is qualified for free federal money. This means the student will receive a free ride for all

four years of college - paid for by you. Students from middle class families who can pay some receive much less and some families make enough to where they do not qualify at all. Again, the middle class and those who work hard to make money in America pay out the most and receive the least amount of FAFSA and usually it’s none. I would rather see our country spending money on college tuition than Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya and Iraq. Some of the best money our country spends is on education. The problem is that federal tax dollars have become gold mines to American universities. Salaries of professors and those in admin-

istration have skyrocketed in recent years while Average America has been taking pay cuts or standing in unemployment lines. Colleges across America have taken a good thing too far. They have been living on Fantasy Island for too long. They build the finest buildings, pay handsome salaries to some professors who only teach three times a week and are mostly paid for by your tax dollars. University Presidents and trustees must lead the way to cut college costs. Cutting college costs

would ease some of the financial burden on this nation. All would benefit including the millions of families who often do not qualify for free federal money. Many of these working families see higher education as becoming almost impossible for their children. Glenn Mollette is an American columnist read in all fifty states. Contact him at GMollette@aol.com Like his facebook page at www.facebook. com/glennmollette. He is the author of American Issues, Nursing Home Nightmares and eight other books.

Guest Column State Rep. Wendy McNamara Hoosier students give back: Part 1 of 2 Every year around this time, I pause and reflect on how thankful I am for all life’s small blessings. I’m thankful for my family, health and of course my dog, Mercury. Many people like to show how thankful they are this time of year by giving back to their community or to those less fortunate. Even more special are when children realize how much they are blessed and decide to give a little back. Students all around Posey and Vanderburgh counties from kindergarten to seniors in high school have been hard at work this holiday season trying to make Christmas a more special time for families in need. I would like to highlight and recognize some of them for all their hard work and efforts to give back. This week, I will focus on high schools and middle schools. Mater Dei High School in Evansville successfully put together a food drive

for local pantries this past Thanksgiving and immediately began to look towards the Christmas season. Mater Dei has an enrollment of 505 students that are split up into 21 homeroom classes. Each homeroom has adopted a family in the community and has been collecting items to surprise the family closer to Christmas. The Key Club, National Honor Society and Student Council at Mount Vernon High School have also been very busy. All three organizations are doing canned food drives while the Key Club is collecting clothes for At the Cross mission, which is located in Mount Vernon. Meanwhile at Mount Vernon Junior High School, the student council is currently doing a canned food drive of their local food pantries for the Christmas season. Currently, they have about 5,000 items that have already been donated and are still collecting more.

Students are also bringing in toys for the Salvation Army’s Toy Town and are a designated donation spot for the community to drop off toys for the organization. The Mount Vernon Junior High Builder’s club is raising money for this event as well. The student council at James E. Thompkins Middle School has been raising funds for Toys for Tots, while the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) has been helping out by selling candy canes with all of the money raised going to Toys for Tots. Also, the sixth grade Quest class has decided to collect toiletry items for those in need. I am so proud of all of these students who are setting an example for the rest of the community and reminding us all what this special time of year is all about. Giving a little can go a long way in making someone’s holiday season a little brighter. If you would like to help

out any of these schools in their efforts, please give the school’s main office a call. Next week, I will continue to highlight the efforts of elementary school students who are hard at work to make sure everyone in Posey and Vanderburgh counties have a very special Christmas. Rep. McNamara (RMount Vernon) represents portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties. Rep. McNamara also serves as Vice Chair of Courts and Criminal Code Committee, the Government and Regulatory Reform Committee, Judiciary Committee and the Select Committee on Government Reduction.

Letters to the Editor Christmas gift like no other Grandparents: a Christmas gift suggestion for your grandchildren. Like most other gifts given your grandchildren, it’s something you’ve never experienced. Unlike your previous gifts its value is priceless; it will last all their lives and benefit future generations. The gift: an America with no income tax and without the evil IRS. The income tax has been a thorn in your side since you first went to work. Over the years, you’ve spent many hours preparing your income tax returns. Even now you are probably gathering receipts and such for that annual task. You can spare your grandchildren this drudgery. The IRS which you

have despised, and feared, will be an even greater threat to your grandchildren. The IRS now openly targets groups considered to be unfriendly to the federal government. It’s used as a political weapon to keep would-be dissidents ‘whipped into shape.’ It plays favorites, grants ‘tax favors’ to special interests and wellconnected people; all stemming from actions of our congressmen; yours and mine. You know from experience it’s true. But it doesn’t have to be for our grandchildren. Let’s take back our country. Work to defeat your incumbent congressmen in his/her 2014 primary. Do it for your grandkids. Glen E Terrell

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Chapter 17 - I’ll see yours and... Arnold Rothstein’s note was addressed to ‘My Esteemed Friends, Titanic Thompson and Hubert ‘Daddy Warbucks’ Cokes.’ The note was delivered to Thompson by GAVEL Henry Dangerfield, GAMUT the Colored porter at the Duncan Hotel BY JUDGE in Pawhuska, Osage JIM REDWINE County, Oklahoma on December 12, 1924. The note offered ‘the opportunity’ for the Haskell Indian Institute’s Fighting Indians to meet a team of ‘hard-working white cowboys and oilfield workers’ from the nearby town of Fairfax. The game would be played Christmas Day afternoon at a field prepared by Rothstein’s agents and located across Bird Creek just south of the Pawhuska city limits. Barb-que would be available for purchase. A friendly wager of ten thousand dollars would be placed on the white team if Thompson and his ‘entourage’ cared to partake. Upon receiving the bet, Thompson and Cokes set right to work contacting Jim Thorpe, a young bootlegger named Charles Arthur Floyd from Shawnee, Oklahoma, and retired United States Marshall Frank (Pistol Pete) Eaton.

They secured Thorpe’s participation along with the running back, John ‘Pepper’ Martin (The Wild Horse of the Osage) and piqued Pretty Boy Floyd’s interest by mentioning the illegal booze concession could be worth thousands, in which Thompson and Cokes would share. Of course, Marshall Eaton, who now lived in the hamlet of Gray Horse between Pawhuska and Fairfax, was essential to keeping any purveyors of the Volstead Act at bay and making sure Rothstein didn’t welch on the bets. Thompson knew Eaton had grown up near Haskell Indian Institute in Kansas and that he was an avid football fan. Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College in Stillwater, Oklahoma had just last year (1923) adopted Pistol Pete to be their sports mascot, a point of pride for Marshall Eaton who was famous for his job with the Hanging Judge, Isaac Parker, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Eaton had agreed to head the officiating crew and safeguard the gambling stakes for a percentage of the alcohol sales. Once everything but McDonald’s and Hanley’s participation was as-

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sured, Titanic Thompson and Hubert Cokes had Henry Dangerfield carry their response to Rothstein: ‘To Arnold Rothstein, well know entrepreneur: If Haskell’s coaches agree, we will field a team against yours at your venue on Christmas Day if we can select the officiating crew and have the beverage concession and if all involved are sworn to secrecy. Because we know your sporting nature we offer a bet of $100,000 dollars on Haskell with retired United States Marshall Frank Eaton to hold the cash only stakes. The favor of your response is requested forthwith. We would not insult you with a smaller wager.’ Rothstein simply signed his name to this note and had Henry return it immediately to Thompson and Cokes. Rothstein was salivating due to his having already hired eleven members of the Kansas City Cowboys professional football team to play if the game were to take place. Rothstein was disappointed the Kansas City player he wanted most, Rudy Comstock who was from Pawhuska, had not responded to his $500 offer, but he was confident his team of proven professionals would beat the school boys from Haskell.

To: Posey County News re: ‘Common Core debate continues’ by Valerie Werkmeister. As one of the few who attended the ‘presentation’ at Mount Vernon recently, I read the article written by Valerie Werkmeister with interest. First, I appreciate the detailed report and I want to compliment the reporter on a job well done. Jennifer Lee (the presenter) seems to first ask for understanding since she is ‘herself as a mom and teacher’ and one who sympathizes with the problems surrounding CCSS (Common Core State Standards). She duplicated that plea at the Mount Vernon meeting. She adds, “Parents weren’t sure what was going on because most schools weren’t even sure what was going on?” “So, basically Indiana didn’t have a choice.” “When I said at the beginning we didn’t have a choice what was going to happen with these standards, that’s what I mean.” Were the above statements given to inform us or enlist sympathy on our part to prevent any hostility from attendees? Starting the meeting at 5:15 p.m. perhaps kept many from attending. I was very disappointed in the lack of attendance. This does support the confusion among parents since I believe the room would have overflowed if they had any idea why the State of Indiana agreed to implement CCSS. I now know why the State agreed. Ms. Lee says in part, “....states didn’t have very much of a choice because of the much needed federal funding tied to the implementation of CCSS.” Although Ms. Lee says there is a ‘misconception’ that the standards were ‘developed by the federal government’ and that ‘states had little choice in the decision’ how are we to believe the ‘control’ of the CCSS is in the hands of Indiana when we are depending on federal funds. Originally, I thought this meeting was information about CCSS and that it was not yet implemented by Indiana...that was not the purpose. We were being told that Indiana did not have a choice. Another ‘right’ that belongs with the State has been taken away. I encourage everyone to reread the article by Valerie Werkmeister in the Nov. 26, 2013 issue of Posey County News. In my opinion, we are being sold a ‘bill of goods’ or ‘sold down the river’ and neither one is a good thing. Earl Schroeder

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Wildcat wrestlers move to 14-0, Alcorn earns 50th

Coach Tim Alcorn watches undefeated wrestler Noah Keller. Photo by Dave Pearce By Dave Pearce fiftieth match in just over two years at the Two milestones occurred over the week- helm of the Wildcat program. And the wins end in the Mount Vernon High School wres- could not have come at any better time as tling program. The Wildcats moved to a the Wildcats were matched up against five of perfect 14-0 dual meet match record and in the six teams they will face in the Big Eight the process, head coach Tim Alcorn won his Conference tournament.

“The best part about this is we are doing this with a line-up we were not expecting to be doing it with,” Alcorn said on Sunday evening. “I’m not making excuses but we have several guys out right now. I think that makes us even more resilient when some of these kids are stepping in and getting the job done.” Alcorn said this weekend’s matches were particularly important because there were several conference seeds on the line. And seeding is so important in the conference and sectional match-ups. The only Big Eight team that did not participate in this weekend’s five-way was Jasper. “We were able to get two really good wins against Boonville and Washington,” Alcorn said. “We hadn’t beaten Boonville in two years. So we were able to get that monkey off our backs. It was a good day.” The Wildcats defeated Vincennes, Mount Carmel, Boonville, Princeton and Washington on the match. In winning the title, the Wildcats finished the day with five undefeated wrestlers. “Paul Conrath and Harley Gorman split duties at 106 and 113 and Noah Keller was undefeated at 120,” Alcorn said. “Peyton Whoberry was undefeated at 145 and 152. We bumped Peyton up one time to wrestle a returning conference champion from Mount Carmel and Peyton beat him. Austin Stallings also finished undefeated.” While Alcorn is not particularly into individual awards, he was proud that Paul Conrath, the last of a family of Conraths who have been a big part of wrestling success at Mount Vernon spanning the past 15 years, was named the Outstanding Wrestler for the

tournament.” While Alcorn was proud of his Outstanding Wrestler, he credited hard-working wrestlers up and down the Wildcat line-up over the past two or three years that enabled him to gain his fiftieth win in such a short time. “It’s a nice little badge of honor but it is something that a lot of other young men have helped me get,” Alcorn said. “It’s a team honor way more than it is mine. But I want to make sure that I do all that I can for the program. Now it’s time to move on and get another number.” The Wildcats will face a monumental task this week if they are to remain undefeated and have good individual draws in the sectional. They will face an always-tough Memorial squad in Evansville with sectional seedings on the line as well as their undefeated status. “They are a team that has beaten us the past two or three years and it seems like they kind of have our number but it should be a good dual meet with a lot of the matches coming down to one move or one call or one point,” Alcorn said. “The entire dual meet could come down to that kind of finish. We are going to have to pay attention to detail and dot the I’s and cross the T’s and make sure we can get the job done.” Alcorn is also proud of several of his team members who, after 14 matches, still have not lost this season. “Paul and Harley at 106 and 120 and Noah at 120 and Peyton at 145 are all undefeated,” Alcorn said. “We have a couple of guys who have been injured and have missed some matches but Austin Bethel and Dane Wilson are also undefeated.”

Lady Wildcats gain big win over Gibson Southern By Steven Kochersperger Coming into this week’s game against Gibson Southern the Mount Vernon Wildcat lady basketball team was in desperate need of a win. The team has been hampered by injuries and lackluster play this season and wanted to come out Thursday and turn things around against the Titans. That is exactly what they did as they beat Gibson Southern 61-50 behind a defensive effort that gave up only two offensive rebounds all night long. The win was the second of the season and one that was badly needed according to Wildcat coach Steve Mitchell. “After the way we looked at Princeton last week we knew we weren’t as bad as we played,” Mitchell said after the game. “We challenged our players before the game to come with effort and they did. This was a much needed win and the hard work of this team paid off.” Senior Ellen Foster started the game with a steal and layup putting the Wildcats up from the opening minute of play. Foster would score thirteen of the fifteen Wildcat points put on the board in the opening period of play. Her hard work offensively and defensively helped carry the team to a 15-11 lead going into the second period Thursday night. The Titans would show in the second period that they were not a team that would go away easy. Gibson Southern went on a 8-3 run in the opening of the second period to take their first lead of the game at 19-18 with 5:36 left to play until halftime. But Wildcat Ellen Foster would answer the call scoring seven of the next eleven Wildcat points to put Mount Vernon squarely ahead at the half 29-24. It wasn’t until the third period that the Wildcats began to pull away from Gibson Southern and put themselves in a position to have a healthy lead and feel comfortable. The Cats found themselves a bit limited with Foster picking up her fourth foul of the night and Erin Wolf shoots the ball in Thursday night’s matchup against the that is when her teammates showed they had her back. Gibson Southern Titans. Photo by Steven Kochersperger Cheyenne Strobel had four points in the third period

and the Wildcats scored five points in the opening 25 seconds of play to help stretch their lead. Junior Stefanie Bulla had three points and Erin Wolf a basket to help Mount Vernon build their lead to ten points at 40-30 at the end of that third period. The Wildcats would continue to outscore the Titans in the final period of play as Bulla, Strobel, Foster, and Wolf continued to score for the Lady Cats. Gibson Southern went on a late run cutting into the Mount Vernon lead eventually finding themselves only down seven points with a minute to play in the contest. But Mount Vernon continued to hit their free throws in the final period of play. And when junior Abby Randal sank a free throw and Cheyenne Strobel hit a layup with just seconds to play the Mount Vernon Wildcats came out victorious for just the second time this season 61-50. The Wildcats were led in scoring by senior Ellen Foster who scored 26 points, 22 of which came in the first half of play. It was an impressive showing for Foster and coach Mitchell says its not something that comes as a surprise to him. “When she lets the game come to her she is as good as anyone I have had play for me,” Mitchell said. “She had a tremendous night.” Other Wildcat players to show up big Thursday night were Stefanie Bulla, who ended her night with 13 points, and Cheyenne Strobel who had 10 points as well. The Wildcats now find themselves with a 2-4 record on the season. The team hopes to continue to grow and work together in each and ever one of their games coming up. This week the team will travel to Washington to take on the Hatchets on Saturday afternoon. Tip off for Saturday’s game will be 11 a.m. Mount Vernon has rescheduled the two games on the schedule that were postponed due to last week’s winter storm. The home game with Vincennes Rivet was rescheduled for January 2 while the game at Mater Dei will now take place on January 6.

Wildcats win one of two as basketball finally begins By Steven Kochersperger The Mount Vernon Wildcats were chomping at the bit to get started after their first two games were postponed due to weather. While other teams in the area have at least three games under their belt the Wildcats had yet to play when they took on two teams in two nights this past weekend to begin their season. After traveling to Boonville and having very little trouble beating the Pioneers 72-45 Friday night, the Cats took to the road the very next night and found themselves on the losing side of the scoreboard 74-62, in a game that had all the intensity of a sectional playoff game, at South Spencer. At Boonville Friday night the Wildcats wasted very little time jumping out in front of the Pioneers eventually scoring an impressive 30 first period points to put themselves firmly ahead 30-15 heading into the second period of play. That lead helped Mount Vernon put it on cruise control the rest of the way and the Wildcats took their opener against a Big Eight Conference rival 75-45. The Wildcats were led in scoring by senior Bryce Newman who added 23 points on the night. Newman, who returns this season as the only returning starter from last season’s Wildcat team, hit four three-point baskets in the first period to help Mount Vernon gain their first win of the season. The Wildcats were soaring with excitement after that first win and hoped to keep the winning ways going when the played at South Spencer Saturday. The Wildcats did not come out as fast as they did Friday night as they went down early to the Rebels Saturday night 5-0 struggling to hit a basket and get on the board. Eventually the Cats got things going and were able to outscore the Rebels 14-11 the rest of the way in the opening period. The Rebels took the 16-14 lead into the second period and that is where the battle ensued. Cody Mobley’s three-point basket gave Mount Vernon its first lead of the game in the second period and the Wildcats were able to stretch their small lead to 29-23 behind the great shooting of Bryce Newman

and hard work of the team. That lead dwindled as the clock ran towards halftime and when the buzzer sounded at the half the Rebels found themselves still ahead 37-36. Bryce Newman had 20 points at the half as the Cats hoped to turn things around and take back the lead in the second half. That would prove to be more difficult as it seemed as the Rebels only allowed the Wildcats to score nine third period points, stretching their lead to 50-45 at the end of the third period. The Wildcats went on a 5-0 run to open the final period of play getting within a point at 53-52 in favor of the Rebels. But the experience of the South Spencer team took over and Mount Vernon couldn’t do enough to catch back up as the Rebels ended up winning their second game of their season with a final score of 74-62. The loss was the first of the season for Mount Vernon and one that head coach Marc Hostetter hopes can be used as a learning tool for his team. “We ran into a team with four senior starters, guys who have played against us for the past few years and that makes a difference, especially on the road,” Hostetter said after the game. “We are young and inexperienced and are still learning how to come win a game like this. At Boonville we played with passion, purpose, and intensity and tonight we did not.” Bryce Newman ended the night in South Spencer with 31 points to lead the Wildcats in scoring. Also helping out in scoring for the Wildcats Saturday night was Colton Irvin who added eight points for Mount Vernon. The Cats are now 1-1 on this young season and hope to continue to work on all they need to in order to get rolling. The good news for the Wildcat basketball team is that there is a lot of basketball yet to play this season. The Cats will be back in action this Friday night as they take on the Evansville Memorial Tigers for their Bryce Newman splits the defenders in Saturday night’s game at home opener. Tip off for the varsity match up will South Spencer. Newman led the team with 31 points. Photo by Steven take place at 7:30 p.m. Kochersperger


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Lady Vikings have relapse, lose PAC battle to Raiders

Senior Hannah Harness makes her way to the basket during the loss to Southridge this week. The talented Vikings will attempt to regroup for a tough week. Photo by Dave Pearce after the game. “We just it together quickly and start By Dave Pearce If you are a sports fan, you’ve wilted under that physical a win streak if they plan to heard all the old clichés. But play. Our half-court offense contend for the title. It certainly didn’t start out when the dust had settled is not very good right now at North Posey’s Gym this anyhow. We’re not executing like the Vikings were the faweek, the Southridge Lady very well. We’re not getting vorite. Senior Hannah HarRaiders had come into the the right people in the right ness scored all four Viking Vikings’ gym and had beaten spots. We have to figure out first-quarter points as the a team that was superior to what we’re doing wrong in Lady Raiders jumped out to a 10-4 lead and a buzzer-beatthem. The Vikings simply the half-court offense.” The loss to Southridge put er gave the Dubois County lost a game they should have an early conference damper team a 12-4 lead at the end of won. “They play real physi- on the Vikings, a team that the first period. But the Vikings came into cal half-court man defense was expected to challenge for and get their arms into you the conference title this sea- the second quarter ready to to keep you from passing son. But losing the first game play and scored the first 11 and moving,” North Posey at home means the Lady Vi- points of the quarter to take Coach Tracy Stroud said kings are going to have to get a 15-12 lead with 3:38 re-

maining in the first half. The Vikings got back into the game by sharing the scoring load and playing good team defense. The Vikings put on a press in the quarter and the Lady Raiders did not have an answer. However, adjustments made at half-time by Southridge made the press ineffective in the second half. Actually it would be Hannah Harness who would score the first nine points of the game of North Posey, reminiscent of her sectional performance against the Raiders at Forest Park last season. She scored a 3-point play on a drive with a foul and then came up with a steal and a lay-up. Madison Worman then went to work against the physical defense and scored the next four points from the free throw line. It would be Emma Werry’s pair of free throws that would give the team it’s 15-12 lead before the Raider were finally able to get on the second-quarter scoreboard. Rachel Ungetheim would score the final four points of the quarter for the Vikes. But just when it appeared the Vikings were going to head into the locker room with a lead, the Lady Raiders buried a deep 3-point shot at the buzzer. Hannah Harness, Werry, Kelsey Owen, and Hayley Harness got into the thirdquarter scoring and when Worman finished a tough drive at the 3:13 mark, the Vikings led 26-25. Werry then hit one of two free throws to give the team a 27-25 lead before the Raiders answered with a timely 3-point basket. A fast break off a quick Viking miss gave the Raiders a 30-27 lead before Werry’s drive with 35 seconds remaining brought the team back to within one at 30-29. Then, for the third time in the contest, the Lady Raiders would hit a shot at the buzzer to take a 32-29 lead into the final period.

North Posey reserve player Cidney Colbert makes a play on this ball during this week’s reserve team win over Southridge. Photo by Dave Pearce The Raiders got the ball tions like dribbling off our to start the final period and feet or making bad passes,” capitalized. They took a 35- Stroud said of the loss. “And 29 lead before the Vikings then we had that five second took a time out with 6:30 re- call from just not hitting peomaining. ple when they are open.” Out of the time out, HanThe Vikings were then nah Harness scored and forced to foul and the RaidWorman hit two free throws. ers were 5-for-5 down the Then, Worman came up with stretch to hang on for the 42a steal and a perfect pass to 39 win. Ungethiem tied the score “As a veteran team, we at 35. But the Lady Vikes can’t make those mistakes,” would not be able to sustain. Stroud said. “When they Despite having three posses- overplay you like they did, sions with the score tied at we have to attack. Somehow 35, the Lady Vikings could we have to get the ball into not find the bucket and fi- the post and it is just not hapnally, the Lady Raiders broke pening. I’m not blaming the the cold spell with one of two kids because it could be our free throws at the 1:57 mark. offense, it could be our wings An Ungetheim basket of being unable to get it in an offensive rebound gave there, or it could be our post. the Vikings what would be We have to look at all those their final lead of the night at things because we aren’t get37-36. ting to score in the post. We Trailing 38-37, the Vi- were the better team and we kings called time out to set just got beat by a team that up a play with 40.8 seconds wasn’t as good as we are. remaining. However, out That’s the bottom line.” of the time out the Lady In reserve action, the Lady Vikings were unable to in- Vikings moved their record bound the ball and were to 4-2 with a win over Southcalled for a five second call. ridge. That turnover proved to be The Lady Vikings were to the back-breaker. host Reitz on Monday and “We just had too many travel to Mater Dei on Thursturnovers in critical situa- day.

Wildcat swimmers break records but fall to Castle

By Steven Kochersperger This season has not gone like most seasons for the Mount Vernon Wildcat swimming and diving team. The numbers are down this season and the team does not have the depth it usually has to help the team to victories. And while some would think this would discourage and hamper the swimmers you would be wrong. The team took on the Castle Knights this past Thursday evening in Mount Vernon and gave the Knights all they could handle. In the end the Knights took both the girls and boys meets with both teams putting up record numbers in the pool. The meet began with the girls 200 yard medley relay. The Mount Vernon girls’ team of Samantha Gowdy, Clara Baggett, Claudia Crawford, and Josie Mercer swam a great race eventually winning the opening race with a time of 1:52.47, a full five seconds ahead of the second place Castle team. Castle took the next two events in the pool before Wildcat senior Jacob Poole took over in the fourth event of the swim meet. Poole swam a great race in the boys 200 yard free race finishing in first place with a time of 1:47.23 setting a new record, one set in 1996 by Andy Nicholson. Claudia Crawford won the very next event for the Wildcats as she finished just .04 in front of her Castle opponent in the girls’ 200 yard IM race. Clara Baggett continued to help her team as she became the second Wildcat swimmer to set a new record Thursday night. Baggett’s record came in the girls’ 50 yard freestyle race as she broke Erika McCormick’s 2011 record with a winning time of 23.87. Teammate Samantha Reese took fourth in the race to help gain the ever important team points that would be critical Thursday night against Castle. After Castle took another event in the boys’ 50 Freestyle race everything came to an end so that the divers could take their place on the boards. On the boys side of the board Mount Vernon’s Phillip Minton dove well enough to beat all the other Castle divers with a total score of 133.35. The Mount Vernon girls’ divers looked well improved and had three divers dive well enough to end up in first, second, and third place overall in

the girls’ event. Katie McDonald ended her night in first place with a very impresssive score of 179.35. This score ended up being well out in front of her teammate Jillian Schirtzinger who came in second Thursday night. Freshman Natalie Gerard dove well enough for a third place finish to help her team as

well. Clara Baggett won her second race of the night as she took first in the 500 yard freestyle race with a time of 5:19.96. In the very next event Jacob Poole became the second Wildcat swimmer to win multiple races on Thursday as his 500 yard freestyle time of 4:49.19 was

good enough to win that race for Mount Vernon. Samantha Gowdy won the 100 yard backstroke race before joining her teammates in the girls’ 400 yard freestyle relay. The team won the relay race and gave themselves important points for their team. In the end the Castle girls

won the meet by just six points 96-90 while the Wildcat boys lost to Castle by a margin of 117-65. The team will now travel to Hamilton Southeastern this Saturday to compete in the invitational. As the team contin-

ues to put in the time and effort they have been up to this point, good things will continue to happen because of it. We all continue to look forward to seeing the improvement from this years swimmers and divers.

Sports Schedule TUESDAY DECEMBER 17 Wrestling: Mount Vernon at Memorial 6 p.m. South Spencer at North Posey 6 p.m. THURSDAY DECEMBER 19 Girls’ basketball: North Posey at Mater Dei 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY DECEMBER 20 Boys’ basketball: Memorial at Mount Vernon 6 p.m. North Posey at Mater Dei 7:30 p.m.

Sophomore Taylor Culley swims the butterfly in her IM race on Thursday against Castle High School. Photo by Steven Kochersperger

SATURDAY DECEMBER 21 Girls’ basketball: Mount Vernon at Washington 11 a.m. Boys/Girls swimming and diving: Mount Vernon at Hamilton Southeastern Invitational 12:30 p.m. Boys’ basketball: Mount Vernon at Heritage Hills 5:30 p.m. Pike Central at North Posey 6:30 p.m. MONDAY DECEMBER 23 Boys’ basketball: North Posey at GPB Classic 6 p.m. Girls’ basketball: North Posey at North 7:30 p.m.


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Fear Factor comes into play as Vikes fall to Patriots said. And the Patriots hit the ground running. Howington said his Vikings were shell-shocked by the Patriots early on and just appeared not to want the game perhaps as badly as the Patriots. All those things together proved to be a deadly combination. The Patriots came out hitting on all cylinders. And anyone who has scouted the Vikings know they are inexperienced at the guard spots. Both Central and North came out in a fullcourt man-to-man press and it worked well for them. So the Vikings knew they could expect the same from the Patriots. The Patriots did not disappoint and the more teams who see that it works, the more the Vikings will likely see it. “They pressed us from the start to the finish and all over the floor,” Howington said of the Patriots. “We played well at times but we came out of the gate with no purpose. The game meant more to them than it did to us.” The Vikings had been accustomed to going to Reed Gertiesen inside when they needed a basket or a rebound but the Patriots also had an answer for that. They took the 6-foot-4 senior completely out of his game and he was never really a factor. “They were really physical with him inside,” Howington said of his player. “They took away his drive with their quickness and pressure. It just seemed like they were bigger and faster than we were at every position.” Despite falling behind big early, the Vikings clawed their way back into striking distance by pulling back to within nine points at the half. But the second half started much like the first and the Vikings simply did not have an answer on either end of the

floor. “We came out flat in the third quarter and they stuck it to us,” Howington said candidly. Perhaps the one bright spot in the contest was the play of 6-foot-1 senior Cody Ungetheim, who continues to try to heal from knee surgery last year. He put in 16 points off the bench for the Vikings to lead the team in scoring. “Cody had a great week of practice and continued to get better each day,” Howington said. “He really stepped up for us. He played with a lot of confidence. It was good to see that. Cody has been through a lot with his injury and it is just taking him some time to get back to full strength. I think he is there and we are anxious to see what he can do for us.” Howington said he knows his team can shoot the ball well but they are just not getting the shots they need to be getting. But Howington knows there will be no sympathy coming in the near future as they are scheduled to face Mater Dei on Friday night in Evansville and will return home to face an improved Pike Central team in a critical PAC game on Friday night. Then on the following Monday, they will open play at 6:30 p.m. Poseyville time at the Graber Post Classic at North Daviess High School. “Right now it is just ‘back to the lab,’” Howington said. “We know it will not get any easier for us. We can only hope that this early tough schedule will prepare us for the Graber Post Tournament.” One bright spot for the tournament is the completion of a large portion of Interstate 69 which takes fans virtually to the door of the high school. “We’re disappointed but not devastated,” Howington said. “We just have to put all the pieces together.”

North Posey senior Reed Gertiesen goes up for a shot on the road. The Heritage Hills Patriots shut down the senior and the remainder of the Vikings Friday night in Lincoln City. Photo by Dave Pearce By Dave Pearce North Posey basketball coach Heath Howington is scratching his head a little bit following a lop-sided loss to Heritage Hills in Lincoln City on Friday night. But who could blame him. The second-year head coach has faced two Class 4A schools and the odds-on favorite to win the Pocket Athletic Conference and despite all his preparation, the team is without a win. But despite the losses, Howington said his team continues to learn what they are going to have to do to get better. And despite the early losses, Howington knows that good competition makes a team better. But he also admits that if that’s the case, his team should be excellent. Howington knew the challenge his team would be facing at Heritage hills. The team is coming off a 14-win season last year and has everyone back from that team. They have excellent team speed and have great shooters and more than adequate size. So how do you prepare for a team such as that. “We did everything we could in practice to simulate their speed and their physical style but there’s no way to be totally prepared for that until you take the floor,” Howington Members of the North Posey Freshman girls’ basketball team are all smiles following a last-second onepoint win over Boonville this week. Ally Brandenstein scored with two seconds remaing to give the team the win. Pictured are, in front, Cidney Colbert, Kaitlyn Blankenberger, Raechel Goedde, and Kelsey Wright. In the second row are Kamryn Brandenstein, Payton Latham, Jade Hatcher, Ally Brandenstein, Kristin Schorr and Coach Shawn Worman. Photo by Dave Pearce NORTH POSEY

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Despite fluff and marketing, the best gifts come from simplicity Madeleine, it is only a few more days until Christmas, and not only is Santa’s workshop putting all of the elves on overtime, most people are going into the DEAREST MADELEINE panic buying portion BY of holiday CATHY shopping. Of POWERS course, as you know, there are many more ways to finish shopping now. Almost everyone I know resorts to the internet now and makes several visits to sites like Amazon.

Even the most popular big stores do a brisk online business, as well as what is sold in the actual retail locations. Even with all of this available, many people wait until the last week or so to buy gifts. Of course, many have to wait for their Christmas bonus money, or perhaps are hanging on for those last-minute bargains that stores offer. One of the things that always helped your grandfather and I to afford gift-buying in years past was having a Christmas club account at the bank. A certain amount was deducted from people’s paycheck deposit, and it went into that account. I think that this helped many people. However, banks have discontinued this practice, so that long-

awaited check does not arrive in October any more. I think that was often the signal for shopping to begin. I also wrote an article for this week’s paper about Nix’s Hardware Store, which used to be in Poseyville. Although it is now gone, I am sure that many people will remember doing some of their Christmas shopping there. Now, everyone has heard of ‘Black Friday,’ and ‘Cyber Monday,’ and stores offer deals earlier and earlier. The happiest shopping for gifts that I remember has nothing to do with any of this. As I have mentioned in other columns, my family visited Princeton almost every week, and Christmas was no exception. Almost all desired items could be

found in shops around the square. We went to Penny’s for new overalls and chambray shirts for Grandpa Herbert. He always knew what he was probably getting, but pretended surprise when he opened the box. Grandma Stella had a sweet tooth, so a box of fancy chocolates, new hosiery, and dusting powder was perfect for her. I always had a little carefully saved money to buy small items, and my poor mother got a lot of cheap jewelry and awful-smelling ‘perfume’ from the dime store. There was a little house near the courthouse that had a big chair for Santa, and I nervously stood in line

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS RECOGNITION BANQUET At Left: A L f Organizer Karen Hoehn welcome’s attendees to the Inaugural Special Olympics Recognition Banquet, held last Thursday night at the Mount Vernon High School cafeteria.

At left: Andrew Doty and his father Dave bless the meal, graciously provided by Jeff Schelhorn, owner of Hawg n’ Sauce BBQ restaurant.

At right: Mike Yancy is all smiles as he collects his Special Olympics Bowling certificate.

At left: members of the Kingery Family kick off the banquet with live entertainment. Photos by Zach Straw At right: This years’ games had a great turnout. Here, participants of the area Special Olympics basketball tournament proudly show off their certificates. certificates.

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North Elementary sixth grade girls basketball team members are, front l to r: MeNorth Elementary fifth grade girls basketball team members are, front l to r, Tori Crawgan Brenton, Emma Goebel, Haley Wilson, and Cierstin Bostian. Back l to r: Emily ford, Brooke Coleman, and Grace Glaser. Back l to r: Coach Jason Wilson, Delaney Baehl, Fortune, Anne Stegall, Emily Abernathy, and Sophia Martin. Photos by Dave Pearce Destiney Nottingham, Kennedy Hallam, Haley Latham, and Asst. Kendall Wilson.

South Terrace sixth grade girls basketball team members are, front l to r: Tessa North Elementary sixth grade cheerleaders are, left to right: Destiny Brandenstein, Chanley, Shaylin Reidford, Hannah Brendel, and Mallory Motz. Back l to r: Haylee Faith Droege, Haley Terhune, and Paige Carlson. Photos by Dave Pearce Exline, Maggie Newcomb, Emily Green, and Jordyn Beshears.

Members of the Mount Vernon High School freshman basketball team are, Front Row (L to R) - Nathan Nolan, Martin Seifert, Dylan Guthrie, Tanner Curtis, Blake Jackson, and Collin Jackson. Back Row (L to R) - Doug Blair (coach), Chase West, Austin McDurmon, Kaleb Thompson, Todd Ghrist, Walker Paris, Cam Maier, and Nick ‘Game Day’ Burton (Asst. Coach). Photos by Dave Pearce

South Terrace fifth grade girls basketball team members are, front l to r: Jenna Heath and Reagan Nowaskie. Back l to r: Olivia Schmahlenberger and Anna Cherry.


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Pearl Suttles, Christine Kissel and Kiona Kissel enjoy the activities associated with Mount Vernon art teacher Peg Heckman paints the face of Michael Mosley while Christmas on Main Street in Mount Vernon on Saturday. A huge crowd turned out and he enjoys the activities associated with Christmas on Main Street in Mount Vernon on made the inaugural event promising for the future. Photo by Dave Pearce Saturday. Photo by Dave Pearce

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Letters to Santa 2013 Dear Santa Claus, I have been good. May I have shimmer this Chismas. Can I please have a Monster High doll. I love chismas and you and I love your elfs. I hope I can have a Monster High doll in my room. Have a safe trep. Love, Emily

Dear Santa Claus, I want a Andrew Luck Tshirt Colts. A new baseball bag. And a I-Phone 5. Ginnus world records 2013. Pokemon cards Ex 2k12 Baseball for Xbox 360 Call of Duty Ghost hoodie. How are the Raindeer? Please and thank you! Love, Mason Hanna

Dear Santa Claus, Dear Santa, Can you breeng me one piece of cole because I want to see what it looks like. Santa, may I please have all of the Monster High dolls, and a prenice moderscickle and a Monster High car. Can I have a ipad and a iphone. Can you please breeng me all of the Amaricn Girl Dolls. Love, Abigail

Dear Santa Claus, Have any raindeer had babyes yet. Can you tall me the name. Is Frosty the snowman reall. Is Rudolph going to pull the slay on Christmas. Santa can you get me 3 toys can I get lego friends high school and lego friends dolphin cruiseship and furby friend and that is it. Sant, I have more question Sanata is Mis. Santa going to net me a Dear Santa Claus, hat. Santa I am gaving you milk I have been very good this and cookeis. year and my sister and my Sincerely, brother has to. Can I please Aubrey Vaughn have Monster high dolls and high heels and my sister wants a baby doll that can eat and for my brother he wants x-box Dear Santa Claus, 360 games and for my mom I wish you wold give me a she wants a sinsey and what new bike because I am to big elas I want is a I pod and what for my orange bike. My brothelas is a Amaricu girl doll. ers bike has a cut in his wheel. Your Friend, An I wish you could give me a Kaelyn pocke-knife because I that that my Dad wold give me a knife that is safer. Dear Santa Claus, Your friend, How many elves do you Jarod Farrar have? Can you tell me the names of your raindeers? You don’t have to get me a lot of toyes. But there is one thing I want a lot and it is a hores. If you can get me a hores. That is ok. Your friend, Ava Crawford

Dear Santa Claus, I got good grad this year. May I have a necklice that open with a picture in it. And I want more make up. I may have a charm necklice. And I may have a dress up. Can I have cloer hair Dear Santa Claus, stuff. I love your elfs. I want a Are we giting a red ore American doll. I may have a big green elf? Whood you get me polerbear. a Ipad pleze santa! Thank you Love, for the car! Maddiie From, Eddie Girten Dear Santa Claus, I would like for Christmas a Ipad touch, A monster High dolls, Lego friends dolphin Cruiship. How tall are your elves? How many raindeers do you have? Is Frosty the snowman real? Is Rudolph coming with you? If there are any baby raindeer what are you going to name them? Your freind, Aubrey Glaser

Dear Santa Claus, This year for Christmas I’ve been looking at Monster High make over stuff and I have been looking at the Monster High Dragon. Ever scince my cat has been gone I’ve been asking my Mom for a kitten. Is Roudof okay: is he sick. Are you ready for Christmas? Your friend, Serenity F. Bell

Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? How is your elfs and your wif? I bet you been working hard. Did you now I blevin you now mater what. Can you make a sike I want it? If you can make it but if you can’t I don’t care. Because Desember is Gods Birthday is. I love everything you give me. Because you are a very very speshall mounth. Becas it is Gods Birthday is! I love you and wife and aso your elfs, I know you and your elfs and your wife been bisy from working on toys but you don’t have to make all of the toys I want. Becase you need less work. You are very Dear Santa Claus, very speshll to me. My mom told me that one of Love, your efys talk to her. Is it reell. Jada Alexis Hisch Can I have a skooter and some snow boots? Love, Kamden Farrar Dear Santa Claus, My sisters and I have been Dear Santa Claus, very good this year. Can I pleas I want a ipod with Minecraft have a pant ball gun and some on it and kick the buddy. medal packs of pokemon cards Love your friend, and a dirt bike and kindl with Max head founs. Santa can I feed youer reindeer. Ihave been getDear Santa Claus, ting good grades in school. I have been good. Can I have Love, a amikin girl doll and a xbox Cole 360? Can I have a Iphone and a new back pack pleas. Can I have a foot bath for my family and a Ipad? Can I pleas have a mi- Dear Santa Claus, crophone with a bar? Can I ple I have been good this year. I have a doll with brown hare and was hoping you would bring me a wihte princess dresss with a a new xbox controller. I hope princess tiara. With some higth- you have a safe trip. Have you els with wihte and purple pleas? been well? I hope the elves are Love, making good toys. Jenna Love, Kaden Dear Santa Claus, How are are you? How is Miss Claws. Are your raindeer o.k? I can’t wait until you come to my house. By the way we moved and we might move again. I’v been very good this year. Do you know what I want for chiristmas? I want a real live kitten. And 9 monster high dolls. And a lsptop not a toy one. Please get me thos 3 thing! Why are you all ways in secret? P.S. I know how to right in crsive. Love your best friend, Lizzie Cox

Dear Santa Claus, I want a gtar and a monster high Doll and a mark in girl Doll Jepe. You are nice and kind and cool. I love your rain dears they are so cute. Thik you. I hope I get the toys. Can I have a new pare of boots. I hope you com to my hose. And I hope I get these toys. Love your friend, Lily Norrick Dear Santa Claus, Santa can your elfs build inething and also can rudoff fly all aroud the world. I rilly like your sld to. It has lots of gajits on it. Do I get all nine preasnts. I will make you a cup of milk also I will make a gingerbread man.Love, Zachary Dear Santa Claus, I would like Marker Maker, Sew Cool and new purple pajama’s with puppy’s. how is Rodoff? What is your favorite kind of cookie? Witch kind of milk do you like best chocolate, strawberry or white? Love, Keira Gengelbach Dear Santa Claus, You are nice, kind, and awesome. I want a go pro. What will you get me for Chrismas? I want a faseball shirt. I want a Paint Manny sshirt and football. I like opening presnts. My friends are Kolton, Zach, Mason, Kamdam, Cole, and Kaden. I am in Cub Scounts. I am going to be something scary on Holloween. Are are me and you friends? Have a happy Christmas! How are the raindeer? I love Christmas. I believe in Christmas, and Easter. I love play in the snow and easter eggs. My grandma has a dog name Toby. I love playing with Toby. Sometimes Toby gets mad and wants to bite. I have a bother named Blake. Me and Blake play together. Love, Cody Lynch

North Elem. School Dear Santa Claus, All I want a pink 3DS, stuffed santa, and a nod2. Have the elves got sick before. I evn did the loge for you. But can you send me a picture of a elf in one of my pesit. Love, Victoria Abernathy

Dear Santa Claus, This proboley going to be the best Christmas ever! I wish you get me a globe, lago box. Is Frosty the Snow man reel? You’ll get cokies and probley raindear food. Christmas is the best time of the year and for me and everybody ells. How brite is rudof nose? Ho Ho Ho Santa Mary Christmas! Dear Santa Claus, Your friend, May I have some monster Colin Schipp High Dolls for Christmas? May I have a ring for my mommy: May I have a B-B gun for my gib Dear Santa Claus, brother and may I have some I wold like it if you gave me play-Doh for my little brother? a turtleman knife and a tractor, May I have some American girl and made a for willer. Dolls for me and my sister? Love, Love, Kolton McKyna Dear Santa Claus, I want a xbox 360 with call of Duty 1 and call of black ops Dear Santa Claus, 2. I also want call of Duty 2. I want for chrismis is AmeriI also want call of Duty 2 on can girl doll and a new pare of xbox 360 and I want saints row boots with no fluff on them and three. I want a ipod and grand a new basketball goal because theft auto and grand theft auto we love to playing basketball so b o on xbox 360. So can I have much and that is all I wunt. those cool presents? Love, Your friend, Adrianna Elijah Dear Santa Claus, I have been very good this year. Please bring me a Monster High doll. Can I have a skuter? Please bring me a coloring book. Can I have a pair of boots? Please bring me fun eraisers and pencils. Can I have a kindle? I hope you have a safe trip. Your Friend, Jolene

Dear Santa Claus, Here’s what I want for Christmas, Lego Chima sets, Skylanders Swap-Force, and Skylanders Sights 3DS Game, and that’s what I want for Christmas. Love, Brendoan Mason

Dear Santa Claus, Can I pleac get some carbots toys and Ben 10 toys and my brother want some football Dear Santa Claus, I been very good this year. toys. P.S. Why dos Rodf’s nose I hope you git me a tablit for gole? Love, crismis and a canputr. Ty Your friend, Josie Dear Santa Claus, Dear Santa Claus, I have been getting good I been good. Can I plase have grades in school just let you a nrfegun? Can I plase have know. May I have amarcen a snake toy? Can I have five girl doll and some amarcen girl bay blads plase? Can I have ten stuff. May I have an Ipod too. I cars? Can I plase have three hop you have a safe trip! Dinesours? Love, Love, Ashton Vince Dear Santa Claus, I’ve been very good this year. Can you pleas get Zane a new xbox controller? Can you please bring me a wii u with games? p.s. I hope you you have a safe trip. Love, Quinn

Dear Santa Claus, I have been very good this year. May I please have a pogostick, a remote controlled helackopter, a large tummy stuffer, Persifick Rim and a NPS player. Love, Duell

Dear Santa Claus, Can I have a 3 DS. I also what a Monster high doll named Cleo and I also what a phone and I wish theres a Christimas? I wish your not to fool for cookes? Is rodoff going to pull the slay on Christimas? Can Mis Class make me a hat? A pink hat. From, Christina Harralson Dear Santa Claus, I have been very good this year. Will you please get me a monster high doll? Pleese get me a I pad.. Love, Madison Dear Santa Claus, My sister and I want for Christmas is Some monster high Dolls. American girl Dolls. Monky Bars lalaloopsys Stuffies and some high heels. Christmas mony. A whiteboard with some markers, my own umbrella and a big stuffed ALF, a phone and one for Heidi too. Love, Ava


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Letters to Santa 2013 Dear Santa Claus, This year for Christmas I want an Ipad for Christmas please. I have been good in second grade. I have not gotten in trouble in second grade at school. You are my best buddy and misses claus is too. Your friend, Austin Marvel Dear Santa Claus, This Christmas I want a Dirt Bike please and thank you for the bake and play and setes. Thank you for last Christmas. how is Miss Claus? Your friend, Kaleb Baehl

Dear Santa Claus, Can I pleas have a cool Hot cupcake backer and please 3 Living horses. And what are your Reindeers’ names? I have been good this year. Your friend, Brookelynn Renee Hisch

Dear Santa Claus, I want skylanders swap fors. Can you get me all the guys in the game please? I want a new black lab please. I want Vince and Kaleb and Logan and Iva as my brothers. Santa, how is my elf doing? Tell him I said hi and tell Miss Claus and the reinder too. You rock santa! Tell Miss Claus she rocks and the reindeer rock. Your friend, Cole Newcomer

Dear Santa Claus, This year for Christmas I relly want a fluffy chair. Like my sister. I love Christmas becase it is Jesus birthday and its when you eat a lot of cookies. What kind of cookies do you like? And please can you get me a fluffy chair. Your friend, Madelyn Galinolo

Dear Santa Claus, This year for Christmas I want a camera pels. I want new clothes for bity baby and American girl dall please. I want a monster Hi dall please. Do the elves make the presents? Your friend, Makenna Bryant Dear Santa Claus, I want two wii games, cars, and a book santa. Goodbye, Ryan Dear Santa Claus, This year I want a fourwheeler and a 3D ds and a gocart and on the four weeler I want it to be black. Love, Ira Wilson

Dear Santa Claus, This year 2013 for Christmas I want an IPad and a cardinals case for my Ipod a cardinals shirt can I please get a kindle fire with a cardinals case for my kindle and an xbox 360 and can I please have call duty ghosts? Your friend, Dear Santa Claus, This year for Christmas I Carson Woods want a Hello Kittey gitor please. Do the elves really make the presents? Your friend, Dear Santa Claus, Chloe Newmen This year for Christmas may I have a new pair of skinny Jennys or Jegings please and shoes. How are you feeling? How are your rain deer. I bet really like Christmas. We always set out cookies for you. I’ve been good Dear Santa Claus, all year. What time do you star How do you make all of the delivering pesnets. I like Christ- toy’s. I want for Christmas. A mas not cause of the presents DS game and a X-Box live. cause we’re celebrating Jeasus Merry Christmas, birth. Some people think it’s all Lucas bout presents, but it’s not. It’s about family. Dear Santa Claus, Your friend, How are you today? I would Katie Baize like to see myelves Max and Bell. I have been waiting to see them. I can’t wait for Thanks Giving. I’d like for you to bring Max’s and Bell’s stockings back so we can give them gifts to. Marry Christmas! Love, Matthew

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North Elem. School Dear Santa Claus, This year for Christmas can you please give me a new ipod and a xbox 360 and a PS3 and a dog and a ipad and a phone. What are your reindeer doing? How are you doing? How is Mrs. Claus doing? Your cool friend, Noah Roberts Dear Santa Claus, This year for Christmas can I please have a xbox 360! This year for Christmas can I please have a pet cat. This year for Christmas can I please have a phone. This year for Christmas can I please have a nother hamster. Santa what is Miss. Claus dowing. This year for Christmas can I please have a Ipad. This year for Christmas can I please have a copol of baby dolls. We learned how to subtract 2 digit numbers. Your friend, Alex

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Dear Santa Claus, Can you please get me call of duty black ops 2 and call of duty ghost? Will you please get me mind craft toy please. Can I please have a will you get me a cardinals case please. Your friend, Kaedyn Stewart Dear Santa Claus, This year for Christmas I want a nubby 2, a live giny pig with a cage and a 3DS plese. And I want you to know my mom is having another baby! PS. What kind of cookies do you want? Your friend, Anneliese Mayes Dear Santa Claus, This year for Christmas I want a stufy pless I want a zoomer pless I want a bear pless I want a skate pless I want a efl pless. Wat is the efl name I like efl and thank you. Love, Erika Jo Duncan

Dear Santa Claus, This year for Christmas I want an x-box one and a rike. Am I on the good list. And Santa can you please say if my sister is on the good list too? Santa can you tell me how far is the north pole? Santa can I ask you for one more thing? It is naby. I love you Santa. Your friend, Logan Simmons

Dear Santa Claus, Daniel is doing really good. I would like to have the game nano bugs in the kitchen. Also I would like doggy doo. Please I would like to have a mini dream light for a stocking stuffer. I love all the presents from all the other years. Do your raindeere still like apples and carrots? If they do good because I will leave some. Love, Olivia Tinsley

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Dear Santa Claus, Dear Santa Claus, How do you make toys? How Does your reindeer ever get hurt? I hope they don’t or else does it feel in the North Pole? that will be sad. Christmas will I hope you bring me the game be ruined when they get hurt. Infinity. Merry Christmas. I like your reindeer especially Cameron Sauer Rudolph. May I have an I pad. Merry Christmas. Love, Dear Santa Claus, How does Rudolph get Noah strong? How do elves make toys? Can you make a lot of Dear Santa Claus, snow? How is Mir. Cluos doing? Does it really snow at the I want a dirtbike and a 4weeeler North Pole? And do the elves and I want a ipod and I want a really make the toys? I hope relly big ipad and I want the rest you bring me another American from my mom and dad. girl doll and some more clothes Merry Christmas, that match my clothes. I’d like Collin a speaker and the little money, Dear Santa Claus, How has it been at the north too! Dear Santa Claus, Love, pole seens last Cristmas? How How are you and how are Jade Mueller your elves and Mrs. Claus? I’m has Jengle been? He’s are elf on the shelf. I hope you are having fine so is my dog Bella and dad a good time. How cold does it get Dear Santa Claus, and mom. Can I please have What does Mrs. Claus do some walkytalks and a play regat the north pole? How are you able to diliver all of the presents while you deliver toys to people? ister and a phone and that’s all in one night? On Cristmas eve I hope you will bring me a ipod ! thank you santa . Jengle rought a note that said I I hope you will bring me toys. I Merry Christmas, am going to miss you and I’ve all hope you will bring me a Boogie Makali Carter ready started planning for next Board ,and some rings . Merry Christmas, Dear Santa Claus, year. One thing I want for CrisHow is your day today? SanAnna Freeman tmas is Pokeman cards. I think ta can you tell theelfs if one elf they are realy cool. My brother cold come to my hose? Can you also wants pokemon. I think my Dear Santa Claus, mom might want some new Does it snow in the North ples geet me a scotr that has to cooky cutters. My dad might Pole a lot? Is it cold in the North spots for your feet? Can I ples want something that could get Pole? Where do you get toys have some monster highs? Can are enternet a little bit faster at? Does Mrs. Claus bake you I ples have a tablit? Can I ples and by a little I meen a LOT. cookies and give you milk? Do have a bunny ples Santa? Ples Some times the sound doesn’t the elves help you a lot? I want can I ples have a baby cat of my one? Ples Santa cause you work! I’m inpressed by that. a ipad, ipod ,dog and a ring. One other thing befor I have to Love, are the colist prsen ever! And start on a new piece of paper. Aubrey Nowaskie for my last to gifs can I ples have the monster high genny I ran out of paper on the word, grls and can Andi come ovr for new. Here’s another question Chrissmiss? how long do you let your beerd Dear Santa Claus, Love, grow befor you cut some of it How do you get everything Annica off? Whats your favrit kind of to lot’s of people in time? I have cooky? If I’ve all ready asked really been wanting minecraft that I’m sorry I’ve been work- xbox 360 addition and some Dear Santa Claus, ing on this letter for two days xbox points . Merry Cristmas How are you? I hope your now. Another thing me and my and a Happy New Year! good cause Christmas is almost brother want are books. I like Love, here. There is a lot of toys. Geronimo Stilton books. I also Brayden How do you make all those like the Box Car Children books. toys? I want a Amareican girl My brother likes Magic School doll it is the one with wavy Bus chapter books. I can’t wait Dear Santa Claus, long hair and brown eyes and Do you make the toys or for December the 1st because freckls. Have a merry that’s when Jengle comes and buy them? I hope you bring me Christmas! an ipod and American Girl doll it’s my birthday month. Love, stuff. Love, Natalie N. Merry Christmas, TJ Madeleine Dear Santa Claus, Santa have Giddle ben good at the North Pole? Santa when is Giddle coming yet? Where is Giddle? Have Giddle been good? Santa have you been good? Teel me when Giddle comes out of the North Pole. I want Giddle to come because I like to find Giddle. Giddle has a lot of space to hid because we put up our Christmas stuff. I want a skuter for Christmas. I wan’t a bike for Christmas. I want more Purdue ordermints for Christmas. I want a Purdue pawr braslit. I want a yellow pawr braslit. I want some more john deere toys. I want some more ds games. I want a giftcard to hibit sports. I want purdue swets. I want colts swets. I want saints swets. I want some saints pjs. Love, Kade

Dear Santa Claus, What is it like at the North Pole? I bet it is cool! I hope I get to see you Santa and Mrs. Claus too! I hope you bring me lots of teddy bear Rudolphs-- because he is the best reindeer of the group. Merry Christmas, Emma Thompson Dear Santa Claus, How many elves do you have? How many toys are made? Have you ever seen a polar bare? Would you bring me a American girl doll, and matching pj’s, a teddy bear, Rudolph, monster high doll’s and a new scooter and a helmet. Merry Christmas, Emma Vickers Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? My name is Maddy. Are the elvs at work? Now I know that other people think it’s all about the presents. It’s not the troe meaning of Christmas is spending time with family. Now I am a good girl I am a girl whos into muisic. I want a keybord for Chistmas . And one more thang I want a helthey baby brother. And I want benny babies. And I want a barbi. That’s all. Love, Maddy

Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing today? How are your elf doing? How is deers doing? I want to tell you what I want for Chrismis. I want a I pod for Chrismis this year. I thank that I saw a deer on youtoub. Am I on the note list or on the nice list? I hope I’m on the nice list. I want for Chrismis a pet dog or a fish. I want a clook and calinder to. I like your sut. When I get a house can you get me a swigsat? Can I have a diry? Can I get a jeep? I love you. I got a good fiend. It wood be Madison. Are you being good for your elf? I hope are. Marry Chirmis! Love, Olivia

Dear Santa Claus, How are you dowing? I’m fine. Can I have a fast tiny forwheeler? And can I have fast tiny dirtbike? And can I have some underarmer hunting close? And can I have a bed please I don’t want to sleep with my brother? And can I have a zomer? And can I have a Elf on the shelf? Love, Jace Dear Santa Claus, How are doing today? I am doing good so are my stistes and mom and dad to. Can I pleess have blakops2 and a new game? Can I have some close to and a new bat and new mitt and a new mokchol rirplayn? Love, Jordon


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Letters to Santa 2013 Dear Santa Claus, How is Eli doing? It was fun last year win I woke up in fond wear he was. Well let’s move on shall we. Well hear are some things I want for Cristmas, a sizor holder, things for my amarican girl doll, new close, a paper role. And that is what I want for Cristmas. Marry cristmas! Love, Olivia E.

Dear Santa Claus, How is Miss Claus been? Has she and you been taking care of the rain deer? How are the elves Santa? How is your day Santa Claus? How are your rain deer? Has Miss Claus have a good day? Can I have a 3ds Santa Claus? Love, Austin P.

Dear Santa Claus, How do you give all the presants to each house? Or do the elves go do it? Does Mrs. Claus go with you? I hope you bring me an electric scooter, playstatlon 360, Xbox, wii, ipod, iphone, chapter books, a stuffed Dear Santa Claus, How are your elves? How are Rudolph, a ticket to Florida and you and Mrs claus? This year I to go home for Christmas. Merry Christmas, want a Ipod. Pleas I have Been Isaac Sandberg good This year.

Dear Santa Claus, How do you make the toys? I hope you bring me a John Deer combine. Merry Christmas, Joshua Dill

Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing on those awesome toys? How are you doing? I figer your doing good because your awesome? Santa I hope I get a spinner rod because I have been asking for one. I also hope I get a Payton Manning orange broncos jersey. I been asking for a Cardinals jersey. I also want a cardinals necklace. Merry Christmas, Reece

Dear Santa Claus, How are you? Are you sad or glad or mad? Do you know what I want for Cristmas? I want a kendle. Some close and some candy. I love candy and close. But most of all I want a kendle! Love, Kennedy

Merry Christmas, Lander Shelby

Letters to Santa 2013 Dear Santa Claus, Dear Santa Claus, Dear Santa Claus, For Christmas this year I I would like a go cart and a I would like a Barbie doll dirt bike. I will leave a cup of milk house. I would like new skates. would like a crazy cart, xbox, and veteo games for age 8. and a cookie. Tell Rudolph that I like him. Love, Love, Love, Hayden V. Jordan A. Samara A. Dear Santa Claus, For Christmas this year I would like a stuft Rudolph. I would also like a toy car. Love, Tyler W. Dear Santa Claus, For Christmas this year I would like a moster high set and I would also like Rudolph. P.S. I hope you have a nice trip from the North Pole. Love, Giana K.

Dear Santa Claus, For Christmas I would like a new video game and I would also like to have a new bike from Dan’s Comp. P.S. Do you like chocolate chip cookies? Love, Grant D. Dear Santa Claus, For Christmas I want Barbie a new hair bow and new shoes. I want a new dress for her and I new phone. P.S. What kind of cookies do you like? Love, Destin C. Dear Santa Claus, I like that my birthday is on Christmas Eve. I want a good Christmas and some A.R. books. P.S. How many elves do you have? Love, Matthew B,

Dear Santa Claus, My name is Hannah. For Dear Santa Claus, For Christmas I would like a Christmas can I please have a Leap Frog tablet please. real pink and black cunperter? Love, Next I want an ipod and a cupel Dalton M. books. Thank you Santa. You are the best. Love, Hannah W. Dear Santa Claus, My name is Kanaan. I hope you have a nice trip from the Dear Santa Claus, North Pole. I want a toy remote For Christmas this year I control truck. I want a Leap would like a babydoll and a Hello Frog Tablet. I like Rudolph’s red Kitty Doll Please Santa. I also nose. want crayons and a coling book. Love, Please. Kanaan R. Love, Chelcie W. Dear Santa Claus, My name is Shyra. I would like a laptop and a Barbie house. I want a Barbie doll. Do you like chocolate chip cookies? I would like a Poodle. Love, Shyra R. Dear Santa Claus, I would like crayons, paper, Hello Kitty, collring book, hair care, and baby dolls please. What kind of cookies do you like? I tride to be good. Love, Agigail S. Dear Santa Claus, For Christmas this year I would like a journal and a flat screen TV for my room. I would like to know if it is going to snow. How do your raindeer fly? Love, Braden B.

Dear Santa Claus, My name is Jaxon. I have been good this year. Do you Dear Santa Claus, have a secret cookie resipe? I would like a toy casle and I I want a 3DS, my dog a bed. would like new shoes. Can you Thanks you. please get me a pair of skates. Love, Love, Jaxon F. Jadeyn J.

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Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? I think you are awesome! I want for Crismiss is a toy Umbreyon. Please and I want for Crismiss is a raindeer. And I want for Crismiss is a toy elf on a shelf. And can I please have a big eyed stuff animal that is a wolf? Dear Santa Claus, Love, Hi how are you? I have saw Andi a elf at my house befor. I want to see won gen at my house. I want for chrismise a box of Dear Santa Claus, How are the elves doing? braslits for my friends! And my Are the elves good at work? family to! And a bag for school. Can you give me a dirt bike? Maeree cheismis! And a Xbox360 and call a dudLove, dy? Are you doing good? Can I Mia have a ps 4 and games? And a nerfgun? Plees do not drink Dear Santa Claus, How are your elves doing? I the appal juice. Ok you can give want a Ipond. Merry Christmas! enee thing you want . And a Love, cindlfire and charge it. Love, Roni Jon

Dear Santa Claus, Is my elf good at the north poel? Is rodof the red nose riandeer fin? Are you fin at the north poel? Is Mis. Class roning out of bater? Dose my elf get presents for Crimas? What do you put on your riandeer to make them fly? What is your favrit cookie? What is your favrit Crimas song? This is what I want for Crimas. I want a bell from your sled. Please can I have a cake kit? Happy Crimas to you! Love, Sibyl

West Elem. School Dear Santa Claus, For Christmas this year I would like an xbox360. I would also like video games and 90 dollars. Love, Joey N.

Dear Santa Claus, For Christmas this year I would like a light-up turtle, a few new or old Hero Factory Bionicals, and if you can a pet snake. Pleeeeeeeeeas, and thank-you. I have been good this year by helping mom with Sarah. P.S. How do you get your Dear Santa Claus, raindeer to fly? For Christmas this year I Love, would like a gum ball mushen. I Alex B. would also like a bike and a mini car. Iwant books that I can read. I have been good. Love, Donnovan J.

Dear Santa Claus, For Christmas this year I would like a Lego Batman. I would also like a toy cumputer. Santa what is your faverit snack? I help my mom doing clening up. I have been good this year! I help my mom going shopping and dad for shopping. I do good in school. I help my sister clean her room. Love, Brendan L.

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Letters to Santa 2013 Dear Santa Claus, I am 8 years old. How old are you? I have been really good this year. For Christmas I would like 2 video games- a football and a basketball one-for Playstation 2. Please and thank you. I would also like a remote control car. Hope you have a safe trip. Love, Alex

Dear Santa Claus, My name is Kenyon. I am in second grade. I have been working very hard at school. For Christmas I want a play station, xbox, lots of games, and some gift cards. I hope you have a safe trip on Christmas. Love, Kenyon

Dear Santa Claus, I hope you are doing good. I have tried to be good. I hope you have a great Christmas. I would like an x-box 360 for Christmas. I would love to have 2 x-box controllers and 2 head sets. Love, Eli

Dear Santa Claus, How are you and Mrs. Claws? How are the elves? What is your head elf’s name? I am trying to be the best I can. I’m in second grade and I have my aunt, Mrs. Parker. My name is Max. I really want a cat for Christmas. I promise to take good care of it and keep it away from my dad because he is alerjic. I would also like a scooter and another x-box controller. I hope you have a Merry Christmas. Love, Max

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Dear Santa Claus, How are you? I hope you are ready to deliver presents to the peple that are good. How is Rudolph? Is he good? I have been working verey hard. I would like a Zoomer Robot Puppy for Christmas. I want books to read and an iPad, too. Merry Christmas. Love, Cyra Dear Santa Claus, My name is Danyel. I have a sister. I am 8 years old. I have ben good in school and I work hard. I am good and I have ben playing my games. I want a Zoomer Robot Puppy and a Dream House for Christmas. Love, Danyel Dear Santa Claus, I have been really good this year. Can I please have an iPad, softball glove, basketball, soccer ball, and some more books. I’m very sorry I have not been very nice to my big and little sister. But in my defence they have not been very nice to me. I hope you have a Merry Christmas. Love, Molly Dear Santa Claus, I tried to be good so...can I have one of your elves plese? I will give you milk and cookies. What is the words cooky you ever tasted? Why are your elves so small? I’m in 2nd grade. I’m 7. Thank you for my ipad. I reely want baby doll cloths and a toy baby crib. Love, Hannah

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West School Dear Santa Claus, How are you? I hope you get to my house. I have been kind of good. I have been working really hard. How are Rudolph and Mrs. Claus? I have been taking really good care of my dog. For Christmas I would like an iPhone 5 and a new radio. I have an Elf on the Shelf. His name is Luke. I would also like some new clothes and new boots. Have a Merry Christmas. Love, Emily

Dear Santa Claus, I am 8 years old. I hope you are ready for x-mas. I always wanted the whole collection of lps (Littlest Pet Shop). I also want an iPad. I always help with dinner. I have been good this year. You are soooooo nice. P.S. How is Roudolph? Love, Harley

Dear Santa Claus, My name is Isabel and I am 7 years old. I am working hard in school this year. I am tring to get all A’s in school. The things I want for Christmas are a guitar, Zoomer Robot dog, leap pad and a Sassy Salon. Christmas is my favorite holladay. Love, Isabel

Dear Santa Claus, How have you been? How are Mrs. Claus and Rudolph? What have you been doing all this year? How are your reindeer doing? I have been working hard at home and school. I would like a dollhouse and a soccer ball for Christmas. Thank you. Love, Dear Santa Claus, How are you? How are the Emma-Sue raindeer? I want an x-box and a dog. I want a remot control Dear Santa Claus, car. I have been really good this My name is Gabryella, but I year. go by Gabby. I have been really Love, good this year. I am in 2nd Jackson grade. How is Roodoff? Tell him I have raindere food for him. I want a guitar and a Sophia the First dress. But most Dear Santa Claus, My name is Kendra. I am 7. of all I want all of the less forI have been good this year. I am tunate children to get presents. working hard at school. I am in Merry Christmas. second grade. I have been takLove, ing good care of my mom and Gabby my dog, Raigen. I really want a guitar, an iPad and some books Dear Santa Claus, for Christmas. I would like them How are you and the elves? pink and brown. P.S. How are Am I on the good list? I’ve tried you and Rudolph? to do well this year. I’m 8 years Love, old. I am in second grade. The Kendra teacher that I have is Mrs. Parker. I want an iPod Touch because I’ve been really hoping to get one. My sister said that she doubts that I will get one. Dear Santa Claus, Have a Merry Christmas! My name is Rebekah. I have Love, been good at school this year. I Nicot have been working very hard. I am 8 years old. For Christmas I want a guitar, a soccer ball, a Dear Santa Claus, leap pad, and a Sassy Salon. I have been good this year. P.S. How are you and Rudolph? I am 8 years old. How do you Love, get in my house because I don’t Rebeckah have a chimney? How do your raindeer fly? This Christmas I want an ipad. I want an iphone. I want a DS. Willie you get Dear Santa Claus, Cassie a Duck Dynisty shirt? I My name is Cadence. I just will leave you cookies. moved into a new home. I want Sincerely, to know do you ever get cold? Tori Do you have a favorite rein-

Dear Santa Claus, I have ben good. I hope I get a lot of gifts from you. How do you fit threw the chimney if I don’t have a chimney? Have you evr talked to the other reindeer? I want a Ferbe. I will leav you cookies. Love, Mya Dear Santa Claus, Is Rudolph your reindeer? What is your favorite cookies? How do you fit in the chimneys? I want a dirt bike, Ipad and a 3DS and some Jordin shoes. I will leve you some cookies. I will leve your reindeer a snak. I play baseball. Love, Kortez Dear Santa Claus, My name is Camea. I have been tring to help my cusins to not argue together. I was wundring what is your favorite cooky? How short are the elves? I would like a new kittin, a 4 wheeler and roller skates. My mom just would like to have dipers for my mom’s baby. Sincerely, Camea

Dear Santa Claus, I have been really good this year. Can I please have a Minecraft Lego Nether, a Green Machine, and a Minecraft Creeper toy? P.S. How is Rudalph? Who is your favorite Elf? How are you? Love, Kyle Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? How is Rudolf? How are the elves? I want an iPad and a DS for Christmas. I would also like an xbox 360. See you soon. Love, Landon Dear Santa Claus, My name is Treyson and I am 9 years old. I have been good this year. I want an Xbox Live and a phone. How are you and Mrs. Claus? I hope you two are well! Love, Treyson Dear Santa Claus, I am 7 years old. I want a new transformer and a new transformer train and an iPad. I would also like an inside cat for Christmas. Christmas is my favorite hollday. Love, Tyler Dear Santa Claus, My name is Kirsten. Do you have a dog? Do you have a cat? Do you havea fish? I want a reindeer. I am 7 years old. Can I have a reindeer? I want a driving lisines and a limo. Levi wants a Playstashin 3. I will bring a present. Love, Kiersten Dear Santa Claus, I am 7 years old. I have been good. Do you get sick after you eat cookies? What is Rudolph’s favorite coler? I rilly want a hamster. Can you make shur you git my sister something? I plaed football. Love, Jaxon W.

Dear Santa Claus, Am I good this year? Happy Christmas. Why does Rudolph’s noes glow? Have you ever yelled at one of your reindeer? Can I have Legos, a soccer ball and deer? I would like a 3DS and a bike? Why do you say ho ho my mom would like new boots. ho? My sister wants a Barbie. Love, Your friend, Cadence Andrew

Dear Santa Claus, My name is Taylor. I love Christmas. Do you have 100 reindeer? How do you get in my door? I want an ipad, Legos and more books. My mom wants a ring. My dad wants a Duck Dynsty cup. My sister wants a trampoline. My brother wants a new toy. Lacey wants new silverware. Love, Taylor

Dear Santa Claus, I have two dogs and a twin sister. I am 7 years old and in 2nd grade. I have an older sister named Coreena. I have moved on 2nd street. Can Rudolph eat ice cream? Can I have Rudolph? I would like make up, Rudolph and a puppy. Mom would like a robot that cleans up. Dad wants a new bed. Bring Careena a new phone. Cyra would like a new toy. Please bring Zane a dog toy and Nyaya a new dog bed. Love, Dear Santa Claus, Clarissa I’m 8 years old. I like your elves and your reindeer. I’m in 2nd grade. How do you get Dear Santa Claus, around the world in one night? I am a good boy. I am in secHow is your reindeer? What ond grade. Santa how do you I want are high-heels, Ipad, and get down the chimney? What hamster. Please bring For Morare your favorite cookies? I gan a Mader car, for Bailey an would like a plate for my mom. Ipod cace, for Grandmol oven I would like new cups for mama. mits. I will leve you mild and I would like a new movie. I would cookies and food for your reinlike a new book. I am going to deer. P.S. Ples write me back. leave you a present. Love, Love, Abigayle M. Matthew

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Letters to Santa 2013 Dear Santa Claus, My name is Madi. My favrit holadays are Chrismas, Hallowen & Valntins Day. My Sisters & I have been good. How will you get in my house if I don’t have a chimney? This Chrismas I want a braclit maker, flipy hat and stuffed anmil colection. When is your birthday? I will leve some cookies for you. Love, Madison

Dear Santa Claus, I’m pretty sher I’m on the nice list. I met my AR goal. What’s your favorite cookie? Do you like fuge? This Christmas I would like a stylist and mood ring. My mom would like the Duck Dynesty triva game. My brother would like a Spiderman play house. My dad would like a hunting tent. I will leave you some fuge, cookies & milk. Sincerely, Arlissa

Letters to Santa Dear Santa Claus, For Christmas I want a new baby alive just like the one I used to have and maybe some diapers for her and some baby clothes for her. I want a new radio. I want another diaper bag. Some movies and that’s it. Love, Isabell

Dear Santa Claus, I am writing to let you know what I want for christmas! I want a barbie doll dream house for Christmas at my moms could you possible get me that? You are really sweet to all the kid’s around! W wish for all the sick kids to get better! I hope you love Christmas! Because we will give the reindeer food and you cookies and milk! I believe in you and the reindeer especially Rudolph! I will always believe in you just to let you know that I will always love you and keep you in my heart just like my mom and dad and brother and dog!. Love, Ava Walters

Dear Santa Claus, This Christmas may I have a toy cat and a toy dog? And I would also like One Direction dolls and some cds. And I would like a toy cooking set but makes real food. And I would also like a first aid kit. And I would like a toy rabbit and a toy bear and a toy frong and a toy turtle and a toy fish and a toy squirrel and a doll house and some Barbies and Dear Santa Claus, Can I have make up and a baby doll set and a toy movie shoes and fake nails and socks theater and toy food and my and Books and toys. family to be happy. Love, Love, Chloe Morgan Dear Santa Claus, I want a baby sister.

Dear Santa Claus, Love, I would like you to get me a Max Westerman i pad and a Taylor Swift case, Lego Friends, glow pet’s, Frozen the movie. I would also like Dear Santa Claus, Frozen Character’s. And I have I want for christmas is a Ipod, been a good girl. games, loegos, cars, books and Love, toys. Kendall Love, Adam B.

Dear Santa Claus, My name is Abbey. I am in 2nd grade. I am 8 years old. I have been realy good. How do your reindeer fly? Are your elves anowing? I would like an Itunes card, a bike, and cat. My sister would like make up. My brother would like a teddy bear. My mom would like a Smurf. My dad would like a movie. I will write you a note and bake you some cookies. Sincerely, Abbey R.

Dear Santa Claus, I am 7 years old. I have ben triing to be good. My name is Reemo. I am in 2nd grade. I work hard in 2nd grade. I do my homework every day at home. How do your reindeer fly? Is Rudolph feeling good? This Christmas I want an awesome bike and a drum set and a dog and an elf. If I can’t get all of those things I just want an elf. Can you get the bike that my brother wants? I will leave you cookies and Rudolph a toy. Love, Reemo

Dear Santa Claus, I am sorry I have been bad this year. I will be good for the rest of the year. Thank you for the TV last year and all the other good stuf. How old is Rudlph? I like books. I am in second grade. I would like a dirt bike, BMX bike, and 2014 Basketball game for Xbox 360. I will leave you cookies. Love, Zarek

Dear Santa Claus, Can I have some dresses, a toy, kitchen at my Grammy’s house, some jeans, some more snow, some socks, a Reindeer, a Christmas tree to keep, a Christmas clock, some Christmas ornaments, some craft paper please. I have been nice. Love, Ally Dear Santa Claus, The thing I want most for Xmas is an ant farm. I also want a Fur Real friends Monkey. Can you bring me a build-abear please! Merry X-Mas! Love, Morgan W.

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Dear Santa Claus, I have one of your elves at my house. He’s very nice his name is Jack his last name is frost. But don’t worry he’s very very good. He doesn’t freeze stuff either. And he’s very good. And Santa you might be asking if I was a good girl this year. Well I don’t really know because I don’t have the nice list. I have lot’s of friends some of them are Jenna, Haley, Emily And Hannah that’s only some of them. And the last thing that I want to tell you is. I hope you have a Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year too! And Merry Christmas to all of you out there. Love, Rylee Schmuck

Dear Santa Claus, I wish I could have the airhogs mega bomb, an xbox 360 with Dear Santa Claus, kinect for my room, an airhogs I have been a good girl this stunt flier, a blue toy light saber, year. I want a ipod because I and a toy red light saber please. can play games on it. Thank you. Love, Love, Hannah Caleb Dear Santa Claus, I want a lot of make-up for Christmas and a lot of barbies. I love Christmas!! Thank you for Christmas. I love you Santa. Love, Stephanie

Dear Santa Claus, How is Mrs. Clause and the eleves? I want a hot pink softball bag. And a soft lunch box. I also want a soup thermos, despickiable me 2, Monsters University, and the new diary of a wimpy kid. Love, Hannah

Dear Santa Claus, My name is Jackie and I am good. I am in 2nd grade and I am 7 years old. How do you fly? How do you get down the chimney? I would like a phone and an Ipad and a little limo that is black. I made my AR goal. I can’t wait for you to come to my house. Your friend, Jackie

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Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? I’m doing great. I’m sure you have been very busy. In case you were wondering, I would like a microphone whith a stand, Rebelle Bow and arrow, Lite Brix, and a Zoomer dog. If you can, my brother, Hayden, would like a new nerf gun. I hope you have a merry Christmas. Love, Dear Santa Claus, Madolyn Huff Thank you for keeping me on the NICE list. Lily (my Elf on the shelf) has been reporting Dear Santa Claus, to you each night. I would like I’ve been good this year. How Monster High, Barbies, and LPS are the elves? Is Rudolph okay: I and a Tech Deck for my brothwould like Poke’mon toys please. ers, Jase, too! P.S. That’s my Love, Christmas list. Zack Love, Grayce

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Letters to Santa 2013 Dear Santa Claus, What do I want for Christmas you may ask. I want the Pokemon Battlearena and Pokemon figures. I also want some books. Love, Ryan Dear Santa Claus, I want Monster High dolls. I have two Cawdeens, two Frankies, aVe nus, and Howleen. Love, Brooke

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Marrs Elem. School Dear Santa Claus, For Chistmas I want a Dog and some Poke’mon cards. I would also like to have a Diary of a Wimpy Book number six and a Bakugan Balls and an ipod. Love, Adam M.

Dear Santa Claus, Have I been a naughty or nice girl? If I have been a nice girl I want p.js, jewelry from Justice, makeup case, ipod, clothes from Justice for Chrsitmas. Love, Lily

Dear Santa Claus, I’ve been good this year. I’m sorry my brother touched your elf. Here’s what I would like. battborgs, lego lord of the rings the black tower, lego china set, candy. Love, Sawyer

Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing in the Northpole? I am doing great and having fun. I wish you a Merry Christmas. Love, Troy

Dear Santa Claus, Hi, are you having good day, Awesome. I want Call of Doody, mega blocks, 3rd grade workbook, Mega Nerf gun, the mario wii game, and a Christmas movie. Love, Aaron Weis

Dear Santa Claus, Have you baked any cookies yet? How is Mrs. Cluse? One more Little thing how are the Elves? I hope you have a Merry Christmas! Love, Brandi

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Dear Santa Claus, How are your reindeer? And how is Mrs. Claus? I want Micro chargers, Sky landers swap force guys, Gormitis, slipons, & Pokémon cards. I do not know what my sister, dad, & mom want. But I do know that my brother wants soccer stuff and electronic battle ship. Your friend, Aidan Paul

Dear Santa Claus, I hope you have a good list and no bad? I would like a x box 360. My mom would like some perfume. My dad would like a new tool box. My grama would like some cooking tools. My little sister would like some Monster Univsite toys. My whole family would like some books. Your friend, Abrianna Choate

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Dear Santa Claus, How are you today? I guess the elves are very busey making all of the toys. How are rain deer? I hope they are ready for Christmas. I promise I will leav cookys . May I have a toy cat and my brothars wood like lagos and a remot control car and bubble guppies. Thank you Santa Sincerle, Hadley Barritt

Dear Santa Claus, I would like a nerf machine gun and a remote control tank with some pretend rockets. I would like some paint for my mom. Dad would like a toolbox . If you can he would like some tools in it. My family would like a log cabin. Sincerely,, Asher Haney

Dear Santa Claus, Hi Santa, how are you and your reindeer? Well you see I don’t have a horse and I would like a bryer. My mom would like some perfume. My dad would like a bike. My sister would like a doll. My baby bruther would like some toys. Love, Paige Schatz

Dear Santa Claus, How many elves do you have? How is Mrs. Clause? I would like a new nerf gun. I like your boots. Oh, how are your reindeer? I would like a robot named Spencer. My dad would like a P.S.3 game. My grandma would proble want a camera. Your friend, Spencer Philipps

Dear Santa Claus, How was your weekend? I bet it was good. How are your reindeer? I would like a melt and mold from Crayola. My mommy would like flowers. My little brother would like a TOY reindeer. My dad would like a toolbox. My grandmother would like some books. Your friend, Landon Mitchell

Dear Santa Claus, How are you this year? For Christmas I would like monster high dolls. How are the reindeer and Mrs. Clause? I would also like a puppy. Mom would probly want new shoes. Oh dad would want a new tool box. Grandma would want sweaters. My brothers would like moveys. Your friend, Connie Barker

Dear Santa Claus, How is rewdof and all of the reindeer? I would like the brand new batman video game and a new transformer. My baby sister would like a new toy. My dad would like a new rowb and slipers. My step mom would like new hairspray. My brother would like a new game. Your friend, Ethan Adams

Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing Santa and Mrs. Clause? How are your elves and your reindeer? What I would like is a puzzle. My sister would like an i pad. My brouthers would like a funny movie. My mom would like a sweater. My dad would like some gloves. I hope you have a nice trip. Your friend, Brooklyn Kreiger

Dear Santa Claus, I would like to know what do your reindeer eat? Here is what my family would like for Christmas. Sam would like some sports figures. Jack would like some instraments. I would like some G.I. Joes and some monster toys. Dad would like a tool box and some tools. Mom would like some soap. Your friend, Abram Thomas

Dear Santa Claus, I would like a remot kontrol car. My little brother would like a baby toy. My brother would like a remot kontrol car too. My sister would like a Amarcen girl doll. My Dad would like a flash light. My Mom would like some cooking stuf. How are you and Mrs clause doing? How are your rain deer doing? Your friend, Hudson Barritt

Dear Santa Claus, How are you and your elves? Take your time for presents. My mom would like some shoes and my dad would like a bear swetshert. My brother would like rims and tires. My grandma would like some flowers. I would like a toy horse. Your friend, Reagan Sullivan

Dear Santa Claus, How are the reindeer? Are the Elves busy? How are you and Mrs. Claus? My sister would like a pink skirt. My brother wants a combine. I want an I pad. Dusty could use some toys and treats. My Mom would like some new boots. My Dad wants shirt. Your Friend, Ellen Aldrich

Dear Santa Claus, I hope that your elves are not worn out. How are the reindeer? I would like a spy kit and darts. Nolan would like some trains. My sister would like baby dols. Lexus woud like Monster high dols. Your friend, Brian Jernigan

Dear Santa Claus, How are the reindeer? My mom wants an owl. My sistr wants a ball. I want a computer and my grandpa wants a hunting dog and extra ammo. My grandma wants a poodle and make sure you fill are stockings. p.s. I want legos Your friend, Gabe Sartore

Dear Santa Claus, How are the reindeer? Has any of them had babies? Can you bring me 2 chocolate labs for me and Jamie? Can I have new bike? Can Jamie have a new bike? Your friend, Julien Glover

Dear Santa Claus, How are you and Mrs. Clause and the reindeer? I would like a mini ipad for my sister or a phone. For my dad a hat. My mom would like a frame and my dog anything. We will leave you cookies and milk for you. How are the elves doing? I hope you have a good trip. Sincerely, Hadley Weatherford

Dear Santa Claus, How are you this year? I would like a wiggles movie and a toy castle for Christmas. Can the castle have a drawbridge? My dog Lucas would really like a bone. My sister Taylor would like some clothes and my brother an xbox. Mom would like a day at the spa. Can you bring dad a new 4-wheeler? Love, Gabriel Lance Dear Santa Claus, How are you today Santa? Are you hungry? How are the elves doing? My Mom wants a mug. My Dad wants a cup. I want a Wii game and a dog. Dear Santa Claus, Your friend, How are you and Mrs. Claus Mitchell Hamrick doing? I want a play station 4, and a mini ipad. How are the reindeer doing? My dad would like a new coat. My mom would like a new book to read. Dear Santa Claus, Your friend, How are you and Mrs. Claus Mack Conyers doing? Are you getting ready

Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? I want a bay blade and I want a remote control mud truck and I want a power scooter. Your friend, Nate Hatch

for Christmas Eve? Are the reindeer behaving themselves? I bet they are getting excited. I guess elves are getting ready for Christmas. So this is what I what for Christmas: a doll house, mini ipad, a puppy, a bear, a monkey, a jewelry box and a pair of earrings and a necklace. Your friend, Maddie Maier

Dear Santa Claus, I want an i-pad 3ds, a Kindle, and a phone. My mom needs shampoo. My dad wants cologne. My brother wants an i pod, ipad, and a Kindle. My dog Maddie wants a bone. My cats want some treats. Your friend, Joshua Shumate

Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? I would like a book! My dad would like to see Duck Dincey. My G would like a book. My brother would a pikture of me. My mom would like a piture of me! Love, Alex Hyatt

Dear Santa Claus, How is Mrs. Claus doing? Are you getting ready for Christmas Eve? Are the reindeer behaving themselves? I want board games, some dolls and a tablet .My mom wants jewelry and a Socks shirt. My dad wants a Cubs shirt and a cup that says DAD on it. My little brother wants some cars and trucks My big brother wants an Iphone five. My dog wants chew toys and treats. My other dog wants some toys to chew on. My other dog wants some treats. My cousin wants some cars. My little cousin wants some blocks and some more small baby stuff toys. My uncle wants a cup that says I love you. My big cousin wants a Xbox 360. My grandma wants a cup that says love on it and a computer. My mom also wants decorashons for the house. Your friend, Cassidy Brown


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Letters to Santa 2013 Dear Santa Claus, How are you and Mrs. Claus doing? Are the reindeer getting in the slay? Are the elves doing fine? Here is my list: My mommy would like some shoes, My DD would like some shirts, My Mimi would like some Jurlry, My daddy would like some tools, Isaac would like some pajamas, Carter would like some pants and some pajamas and some shoes, Parker would like a fake mirmade, my grandma would like some jurlry, My aunt Kari would like a fake mustash, Cassidy would like some glasess , my grandpa would like a sweatshirt a chrismas one, Mrs.Sanders would like a phone, Danielle would like a phone, My dog Daisy would like a sweter, My cat would like a sweter, Piper would like a hello kitty stuffd animal. Your friend, Danielle Underwood

Dear Santa Claus, I would like an iPod, Barbie’s, a DS game, and a book. My mom would like a book. My dad would like a Xbox game. My sister would like a barbe. My brother would like a par of shoes . My other brother would like some p.j.s. My dog would like chow toy. My cat `s would like some treats. My rabbit would like a jingle bell. Grandma would like a birdfeeder. My grandpa would like some work gloves. Your friend, Emma Fisher

Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? How are the reindeer? I want a zoomer, lps, and xbox games. Mom and dad want shirts, music and a pet. The dog and cat need toys, collars, leashes and more toys. Your friend,, Gracie Henderson

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Dear Santa Claus, What cookies do you want? How is Mrs. Claus? How are the reindeer? How are you? My dad would like a new spot light. My mom would like new glasses. Rawlings would like a new tracktor toy. Remington would like a new stuffed deer. Grandpa would like a new sheet for a bed. GG would like a new model of you. Grandma C. would like a new pickture frame. Grandma D. would like a new cooking pan. Papaw would a new toolbox. Finally, I would like a new horse toy. Sincerely, Cora Bell

Dear Santa Claus, How are you and Rudolph doing? I hope he and you are doing fine. I want another tiger cat because my other one died. So I guess the elves have lots of work to do. I hope you’re dressed for Christmas so we can get lots of presents for the children and make sure you don’t forget to fill up my sock thingy. I hope Dasher and Cupid and Rudolph father and mother are okay and I like Rudolph’s nose. I hope that all the other reindeer are okay . Oh and I want that monkey and that cat off T.V. so please try to get those things. My Dear Santa Claus, brother wants a cat that How are you and the reinlooks just like his other one. deer doing? Are you getting Your friend, ready for Christmas? My Sara Beirman brother would like some more books. My other brother would like a new Xbox game. I would like Madden 14 for the Xbox 360, a basketball and an IPod4. Your friend, Logan Dutkiewicz

Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? How are the elves? For Christmas I want the Sims 3 and Barbie’s and Barbie cars. Tori could use kichen tals and jewelry. Christopher could use sherts and pants and thools . Cadence and Parker could use sherts and pants. Me and Cadence and Parker need boots. Rowrow , Black, and Ginger need toys and treets. Love, Piper Osban

Dear Santa Claus, I want Kit Kats. I want caramels candy. I want an x box, a Nintendo 2 DS, and new games. And a Hang on the wall TV. My mom wants Hershey’s. My dad wants a car. My brother wants a Nintendo 2 DS, and a new Wii. Your friend, Luke Morgan

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Dear Santa Claus, How are you and misses Claus? How are the elves doing? Are they excited? Are the rein deer be having themselves? I want 2k14NBA and 2k14Wwe an i PAD AND A NEW PHONE and a Colts shirt and a new TV. My mom wants a new phone. My dad wants a new truck. My sister wants a new book. Your friend, Connor Stevens

Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? How is Mrs. Claus doing? How is the Elves doing? How are the reindeer doing ?I want a cat. I want a 3DS and a puppy Dalmatian. Mom and Dad want a snow globe. Dad wants tools and my grandpa wants new a TV. My brother wants a 3DS. My two sisters Morgan wants a snow globe and my sister Kaitlin wants a 3DS. Your friend, Leslie Swain


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Letters to Santa 2013

Dear Santa Claus, Hi! Do you have a red nose? Do you have a puppy? I want a Furby Boom. Do you know Buddy the Elf? Can my mom have a ring? Love, Cecilia G.

Dear Santa Claus, I would like a Lego Ninjago Lloyd Spinner, Lego Sensi Wu Spinner, and Lego Zane Energy Spinner. How are the reindeer doing? You rock Santa Claus! Love, Evan M.

Dear Santa Claus, Hello! How busy are you this year? What is your favorite kind of cookie? How are the reindeer doing? How is Mrs. Claus? Can I please have a FurReal Friend? I also want a healthy family. I want something else, but I don’t really know the name of it. It’s like this dog that walks. Oh, and that FurReal thing, it’s the cat one, Daisy. Love, Kaylee B.

Dear Santa Claus, Hello! For Christmas I would like a W.W.J.D. bracelet, braided Cardinals necklace, fuzzy Crocs, and regular Crocs. How are your reindeer? Do you like the stuff we set out for you? I hope you are able to give the poor presents too! I hope all of Dear Santa Claus, Dear Santa Claus, Hello! Can you please get me the children get presents! Hello! I love all the things you a Batman Lego Set and action Love, do for us. What I want for figures? Let all my friends have Zane N. Christmas is a RC twin hama safe, fun, and good Christmas. mer, a box for the tools and Can you please get me a bow Dear Santa Claus, pieces, a bow, and a lot of pencil Hello! I can’t wait until Christ- and arrow, too? I hope you get grippers. I hope every person mas! Here are a few things plenty of milk and cookies. Can has a great Christmas. I hope that I would like for Christmas. you also give the poor money? you have a good year. My dad Love, I would like some new pajamas. wants a box for the trunk of Elijah W. I would like a football and a bow the side by side. Santa, I have and arrow. I would like some a question. Why did my elf not new clothes. I would like you to move for a week? give food to the poor too. Dear Santa Claus, Love, Love, Hello! For Christmas I want Bryce M. James B. an Xbox 1 or 360 and games for it. I want an Under Armour sock hat. I want other people to have a good Christmas too! I’m sorry for all the work! Love, Ethan G.

Saint Philips School Dear Santa Claus, I’m sorry to bother you, but I thought I might write you a nice letter. So for Christmas I want a Spa Monster High Kit from WalMart, a karaoke machine, and more Monster High dolls. That’s some of the stuff I want. I won’t tell you ALL of them so you can get back to work. I hope your reindeer are doing well. Well, I’ve got to go. Good luck delivering presents! Love, Mallory K.

Dear Santa Claus, May I please have some Pokemon cards? I like to battle with my friends. Can I please have an iPod and a dirt bike? Please make sure the poor have a good Christmas, too. I like you, Santa! I cannot wait until Christmas! Love, J.T.

Dear Santa Claus, Hello! This year for Christmas I would like donuts, an American Girl doll, and clothes, please. Can you get my brother Legos? Can you please give the poor clothes, food, water, and shelter? My year in second grade has been awesome. How has your year been? I hope everyone gets what they want Dear Santa Claus, this year. Hello! I would like to make a Love, wish list. I would like to ask you Mia P. for some toys. I would like a lot of Monster High dolls. I would also like some more fairies. I Dear Santa Claus, would like a cooking set and a This year I would like an iPad, play set. I also want to wish iPod, lots of Legos, and that’s all! people a Merry Christmas and I hope your reindeer are good. a Happy New Year! How is Mrs. Claus? I hope you Love, give all people presents. How Hailey W. are the elves doing? Love, Aiden S. Dear Santa Claus, Hello! For Christmas I would like Gak, a Rainbow Loom, and dangly earrings. I hope your Dear Santa Claus, reindeer like carrots. I wonder Hello! Here are a few things I how you get around the world. want: a DS gift card, a crucifix I hope you give presents to for my house, and Legos. How the poor. There are a lot of are you doing? presents to give to all of the Love, children! Tyler V. Love, Addison K.

Letters to Santa Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? I am doing good. How are you raindeer this year. How is Mrs. Claus doing and the elfs. Can I please have 20,000 dollars and a safe. A razor 170. You are the best person in the world. I think I deserve a present because I helped on the house. Love, Blaine

Dear Santa Claus, What is it like in the North Pole? Do you ever get hot in your suit? What happens when a reindeer gets sick on Christmas Eve? How many Elves do you have? I’ve helped at home by playing and teaching Ryan and Eva. Some things I would like to have are, a Barbie Mirror for I-Pad. Also, a Creative Cosmetics Kit. Thank you for all the presents you have given me. Love, Nicole

Dear Santa Claus, I hope you have the best Christmas ever! I am so sorry that I will have brownies and not cookies. I have a present for you, but I can’t tell! I want to ask you a question. How do you get all of the toys to kids in only a little bit of time? Will you give toys, clothes, food and water to the poor? For Christmas, can I have an iPod? Dear Santa Claus, Love, Hello! How have you been Kaylee K. doing? What kind of cookies do you want this year? Can I have a new spark plug for my dirt Dear Santa Claus, bike please? And can you leave Hello! This year I want us a note? My dad and mom some Legos and a box of fake want an iPad. Can you get my diamonds. I hope the poor get brothers and me RC cars and enough food. How are the planes or helicopters? I also reindeer and elves doing? My want an iTunes gift card, please. brother wants some more BatLove, man stuff just so you know. Connor E. Love, Isaac D. Dear Santa Claus, Hello! I want a teddy bear, a Nerf gun, and an iPhone 5. Can you send me a note, Santa? I really want a dirt bike and some duct tape. I also want some Legos. Thank you Santa! Love, Wyatt S.

Dear Santa Claus, Hello! Can you please get me some Mountain Dew, robots, Legos, and a box of Coca-Cola? Also could you get me a dirt bike? I would like an Elf on the Shelf and pencil grippers too. Love, Cade D. Dear Santa Claus, Hello! How are the reindeer doing? Don’t worry. I will set cookies and milk out for you. Just saying how do the reindeer fly? I really want a bb gun, a remote control plane, and a remote control car. What kind of cookies do you want? Have a good Christmas! Love, Will G.

Dear Santa Claus, Hello! This Christmas I want SkyLanders. Will you please get my brother a DS 2? And will you get my sister some more baby dolls? How do you get around the world in a night? Do your reindeer like carrots? Love, Caden W.

Dear Santa Claus, Hello! I want a family iPad, a Kindle Fire HDX, a puppy dog, and that’s all. Can you by any chance give the poor people some things that they need? I can’t wait until Christmas! How are the reindeer? Santa, I hope you have fun delivering presents to the kids. Love, Ashly M.

Saint Wendel Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? Are your reindeer doing ok? How does Mrs. Clause make her pies? Dow is Mrs. Clause doing? How does Mrs. Clause make her hot chocolate? I have been good this year! I am good! Can I please have an extra present because I am going to have sergey on my ear after Christmas Eve? Can I please have a bracelet maker, and ipod, a phone, and a wii, and arts and crafts? Be safe. P.S. Can you send me a picture of the North Pole? Love, Miranda Dear Santa Claus, How are you? I’m fine. How are your raindeer? How is Mrs. Claus? Every day I help my friends and family. Can I please have a book and Amarica girl doll, a toy horse, a horse picture, and a globe. Thank you for the stuff. Love, Hanna

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Dear Santa Claus, Thank you for the presents you have given me for the last two years. This year I want a phone and a four wheeler. Love, James V.

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Dear Santa Claus, I like Christmas because you get presents. Oh abalt that I want for Christmas an ipod, bow, and motor bike. I have a friend. And I am good to my sister. I want to ask a question how do the deer fly and rodolph? Love, Luke

Dear Santa Claus, How are you? How are your reindeer? How is Mrs. Claus? How are you elfs? It’s amazing how you get to every house in the world in one night. How do you carry all of your presents? I have been pretty good this year. I would like it if you brought me a Troy Polumau bobble-head and an Andrew McCutchen bobble-head. I would also like it if you brought me a Ben Rothlisberger jersey and a Ben Rothlisberger fathead. Thank you. Your pal, Jackson

Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing I’m doing fine. Do you have any kids? I’m wondering how you are very quait in the night? How do your raindeer fly? I wonder how you get to our house in the middle of the night. Aren’t you tired? I feed the dog at night and I am good sometimes. I would like to have a Ipod, American girl doll clothes, and rubby band bracelets and a relay bunny. I would relay like to meet you in person. Love, Courtney


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Letters to Santa 2013 Dear Santa Claus, How are you? What do you do at the North Pole? How much do you feed the raindeer? How is Frostly the Snowman doing? What do you do on Christmas? Does Froslty the Snowman help on Christmas? Do you have Wifi? How do raindeer fly? Love, Connor

Dear Santa Claus, I hope you had a good yer. How are yer raindeer. You are cool. Where were you in sumer? How mine cookies do you eat? I eat eleven cookies. Santa I wued like a alligator. That is it it’s not much. But it’s all. I like you Santa. Good biy. Love, Carter

Dear Santa Claus, How do the elves make toys? And how are you? How is Mrs. Claus? Am I on the nice list? How is every thing? My mom tells me I was helpful and my dad tells me that too. Can I plese have more rubber bands? Sage paints, the sky American Girl Doll and the movie? Love, Renea

Dear Santa Claus, How are you? I’m good you need to get redy for Chrismas. Just to tell you I help water the plants. And I can’t want in tile it is Chrismas. Where do you go for the summer? Here are some I diea for Chrismas. Will you bring me a pet, soinkit, or I pod. What ever you get me thank you. Love, Jonah

Dear Santa Claus, How good are your raindeer doing? How is your family doing? Were do you go for your holiday? Are you doing good so far if you are I will give you milk and cookies. How is Mrs. Claus doing? This is what I want for Christmas a bow arrow, a dirt bike, a forweeler, a new baseball bat, and a new baseball glove. Thank you for all the gifts. Love, Kylan

Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing? How do you’r deer fly? What do you do in the summer? I have helped people up and help pick up toys. May I please have the new play stashin 4, eye pod5 and a razer. Love, Chase

Letters to Santa 2013 Dear Santa Claus, How do the elves work in the workshop? I want a Hot Wheels Triple Track Twister. I also want a new Lego coast guard boat for my baths. I also want a new Mario blanket. I also want a Hot Wheels car maker. Anyway, Merry Christmas! Love, Christian

Dear Santa Claus, I want an elf on the shelf, Christmas cats, and a toy that is shaped like an elf. I hope that I get a lot of presents. How are the elves doing? Did the elves help each other? Are you having a good day at the North Pole? Jesus is the real reason why we celebrate Christmas. Merry Christmas, Santa Claus and the elves! Love, Madilyn

Dear Santa Claus, I want to know if our 2nd grade class at St. Matthew is going to get an elf on the shelf. I hope everybody has a present on Christmas. When are you going to take my Christmas list? I hope the sleigh runs good this year. Help all who are in need before me. Merry Christmas! Love, Hannah

Dear Santa Claus, I want a real jet, a real helicopter, a laptop, a phone, a dirt bike, a remote control truck, a real steam train, a remote control helicopter, a real monster truck, my own puppy, and a basketball. Love, Mason

Saint Wendel School Dear Santa Claus, How are your elves doing? How are your deer doing? How are you doing? I help my mom get ready for a party. I halp people up at recess. I would like surviall stuff and Indian stuff. Thank you for everything. Love, Dawson

Dear Santa Claus, How are you? How are your raindeer? Is it cold up there, this Christmas can I have a pante ball gun. Santa I love, you Am I good or bad. Can you plase get me them rubber bandes to make braclets and can you plase be honst if I am good or bad. Write back soon. Love, Gavin

Saint Matthew School Dear Santa Claus, I want a Nerf Rebelle bow and a guitar. Thank the Christmas Fairy. I want to ride your sleigh. Love, Meredith Dear Santa Claus, How does the workshop work? What do elves do? I want a Furby for Christmas. I want a FurReal toy. Merry Christmas! Love, Riley Dear Santa Claus, I want a lot of presents. I want a guitar and an I-pad for Christmas. Tell Saint Nicholas that I want a lot of toys in my stocking. I hope Jesus has a good birthday. Merry Christmas, Santa Claus. Love, Emily

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